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EPA Awards $1.17 Million to Improve Midwestern Wetlands

Article: EPA Awards $1.17 Million to Improve Midwestern Wetlands

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded six grants, totaling $1,174,834, for wetland protection and management projects in Region 7, which encompasses the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. “Protecting our nation’s wetlands is a top priority for EPA,” said Region 7 Administrator John Askew. “These…

Horizon Wind Offsets Development Impact on Prairie Birds

Article: Horizon Wind Offsets Development Impact on Prairie Birds

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Wind project developer, owner, and operator Horizon Wind Energy will offset the effects of its new wind farm in north central Kansas by investing in a 20,000 acres of offsite habitat restoration to benefit grassland birds, especially the greater prairie-chicken. Horizon Wind Energy signed the conservation investment…

Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

Article: Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Missouri’s most recent list of impaired waters left out 135 water bodies that contain pollutants above the levels permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act, according to a proposed decision announced Wednesday by the federal agency. The EPA did approve Missouri’s listing…

Careless Damage to Pipeline Costs Oklahoma Company Millions

Article: Careless Damage to Pipeline Costs Oklahoma Company Millions

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – Eight years of gasoline and fuel oil spills from pipelines in Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota and Arkansas into nearby waterways has cost a publicly traded Oklahoma pipeline company more than $5 million. Magellan Midstream Partners today agreed to pay a $5.3 million civil penalty for these alleged…

Lightning Sends 882,000 Gallons of Gasoline Up in Smoke

Article: Lightning Sends 882,000 Gallons of Gasoline Up in Smoke

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – A giant fire at a diesel and gasoline distribution terminal continues to burn this evening 24 hours after it was touched off by lightning, sending billowing clouds of black smoke into the air over Kansas City. Fire department officials believe the fire was started around 7:30 p.m.…

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

Article: Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of homes across the Midwest lost power overnight due to worsening weather conditions across the region. More than 90,000 Kansans woke up to cold, dark homes without power this morning, up from 25,000 last night. Ice storm warnings remain in effect for portions of…