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DEQ to Develop GHG Cap and Trade

Governor McAuliffe signed Directive 11 on May 16, 2017, which requires the Virginia DEQ to develop new regulations designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector and to develop a cap and trade program.  DEQ must propose the regulations by December 31, 2017.  While the Directive does not require a specific reduction target, it does require that the regulations be comparably as stringent as those in states with programs with limits on GHG from the power...
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Balancing “Green” Energy and Bird Protection: Wind Turbines

Wind turbines have been used to create “green” energy to minimize air pollutants associated with more traditional combustion fuel based energy.  However, the positive effects for air quality have been somewhat tempered by the substantial negative effects on birds: killing an estimated 140,00-328,00 birds each year in North America.  Engineers and scientists are working together to improve designs (including a new vortex design that basically eliminates the external turbine blades responsible for killing birds: https://www.wired.com/2015/05/future-wind-turbines-no-blades/).  While many of these are experimental (http://www.audubon.org/news/will-wind-turbines-ever-be-safe-birds), the future success of wind turbines depends on balancing the need for sustainable, green energy against the need to protect...
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Virginia Nutrients Pollution Trade

Virginia is working to allocate nutrient loads to allow for new business while maintaining the improvements in the health of the Chesapeake Bay that have been in progress for so many years. A new paper plant has brought the complexity of the issue to the foreground. Read in the Bay Journal here https://lnkd.in/d3JqQKf about how Virginia is working towards innovative...
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Aegis Opens South Carolina Office

Breaking News! – Aegis Environmental, Inc. announces the opening of its South Carolina office and the addition of Ms. Ginger Ellis.  Ginger brings 35 years of environmental experience and will fulfill the role of SC Director managing the Anderson, SC office. Visit the About tab for Ginger’s full professional biography.  
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Welcome, Nicole Schneiter

Aegis is excited to welcome a new member to our team: Nicole Schneiter joins us as a Project Scientist.  See our “About” page on the Aegis website www.aegisenv.com for more information about Nicole and her background.
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EPA Removes Toxic Ammonia

EPA has removed over 9,000 lbs of anhydrous ammonia from a facility in NJ. The city was concerned that the deterioration of the facility posed a potential to release the toxic chemical. For more details, including photos and milestones from the project, see the EPA news release: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-completes-500000-work-response-toxic-ammonia-threat-vineland-nj...
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