ARS and U.S. Army Join Forces to Revitalize Soil with Paper

Dan Industry News Release, Soil

(USDA/ARS-Oct. 2, 2019) — The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is helping to arm the U.S. military with a solution to two major environmental problems: the disposal of paper waste and revegetating damaged training grounds. Under federal regulations, U.S. Army classified papers must be pulverized to a fine consistency, which leaves the material unsuitable for recycling. Continued disposal of this waste …


Lawsuit Filed Over Lake Okeechobee Releases and U.S. Army Corps-Created Water Shortage

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

Clewiston, Fla. (U.S. Sugar) – U.S. Sugar announced that it shared similar concerns with environmental groups who filed an earlier lawsuit over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ complete disregard of its own policies and procedures governing Lake Okeechobee.   The Company filed a lawsuit this morning in federal district court. “Since November of 2018, the Corps has released unprecedented volumes …


Lake Okeechobee Levels Rising; Discharges to Increase

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Colonel Drew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville District, held a media conference call on Feb. 22 to explain a change to the discharge schedules for Lake Okeechobee, as water levels are rising in the lake. Listen to the audio clip below to hear the entire press conference, including questions from South Florida media and Southeast …


Lake Okeechobee Brouhaha Heats Up

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

by Gary Cooper The series of public meetings about Lake Okeechobee water levels and related issues continues this week in South Florida, hosted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to last-minute media announcements this morning, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL 18th District), is expected to attend the first of two public meetings today at 1:00 p.m. at Indian …

EPA advisory panel

Goal of New WOTUS Rule Proposal

Dan Water

Simplifying definitions is the purpose behind the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to propose a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Rod Bain has the details. EPA Acting Administrator for Water, Dave Ross, explains the six categories of jurisdiction of waters in the United States under the proposed redefinition of the WOTUS …