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Entergy obtains clean air permit, clearing way for New Orleans East power plant

Entergy obtains clean air permit, clearing way for New Orleans East power plant

 has obtained the final major environmental permit it needs to begin construction on its planned power plant in New Orleans East. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday (Feb. 1) issued its decision on the permit, writing that any adverse environmental effects will be “minimized or avoide...

Direct mailing urges residents to oppose Baltimore’s clean air act. Here’s what the bill would do.

Direct mailing urges residents to oppose Baltimore’s clean air act. Here’s what the bill would do.

heelabrator Baltimore, the company that disposes of the bulk of the region’s trash, recently sent out direct mail asking residents to call on the City Council to reject . Here's what the bill would do — and what the flyer left out.

What the bill would do

It would require large incinerators in the city to reduce their ...

Colorado Now Backs Clean Air Rule

Colorado Now Backs Clean Air Rule

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s new attorney general said Wednesday the state will withdraw from a lawsuit challenging one of the Obama administration’s biggest climate change initiatives. Democrat Phil Weiser’s announcement signaled ...

Pesticide-contaminated soil to be used as fill dirt at new Salem apartment complex

Oregon regulators have approved expanding a plan to move pesticide-contaminated soil from a proposed Salem subdivision to a nearby farm, where it will be declared clean fill dirt.

Now, the developer will also move some of the contaminated soil from the area desi...

To defray homeless shelter cost, Daytona plans to sell dirt

Daytona Beach city commissioners will decide at their meeting Wednesday night whether to get into a deal to sell fill dirt off a city property that could raise more than $2 million for First Step Shelter construction costs.

DAYTONA BEACH — Facing pressure over the $6 million cost to build Firs...

Palm Coast will have a new dirt pit near the Flagler County Airport

 Development is picking up again in Palm Coast, and one local landowner is making moves to satisfy the growing demand for dirt.
Major construction projects require truckloads of fill and Florida Landmark Communities in Palm Coast plans to dig a “borrow pit” to provide that mat...

Fill Dirt Description


  1. Low spots, fill holes and low areas, general use
  2. All natural and untreated
  3. Limited sticks, rocks or debris


Fill dirt is earthy material which is used to fill in a depression or hole in the ground. While fill ...

This skyscraper-sized air purifier is the world’s tallest

It may look like just another giant smokestack, but a 200-foot tower in the central Chinese city of Xi’an was built to pull deadly pollutants from the air rather than add more. And preliminary research shows the tower — which some are calling the world’s largest air purifier — has cut air pollution...

City upholds landscaping fill dirt decision

In a two-year-old case that centers on three dump truck loads of fill dirt, and the effect it has had on stormwater flows in one Apalachicola neighborhood, city commissioners Tuesday night voted to uphold the decision by former city administrator Lee Mathes to order the dirt be removed.

With Anita Grove absent due to a...

Was contaminated dirt used to fill Detroit demolition holes? Feds ask

Contaminated dirt was potentially used to fill demolition sites across Detroit and is the focus of a widening federal criminal probe of the city’s demolition program, multiple sources familiar with the investigation told the Free Press.

The Special Inspector...

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