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Filling Wetlands Costly for Vermont Dairy Farmers

Article: Filling Wetlands Costly for Vermont Dairy Farmers

BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – Converting 41 acres of wetlands to corn and hay production areas on their Richford, Vermont dairy farm without a permit has cost Mark and Amanda St. Pierre more than $100,000. Under the terms of a legal settlement with the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice, the…

New Jersey Stream Buffers Cut Back by Senior Environmental Official

Article: New Jersey Stream Buffers Cut Back by Senior Environmental Official

TRENTON, New Jersey, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has revoked her own order issued little more than a year ago protecting stream buffers. These strips of grass, shrubs, and trees beside streams provide cooling shade and act to remove pollutants in urban stormwater, reduce erosion…

Survey Asks Missourians to Place Dollar Value on Wetlands

Article: Survey Asks Missourians to Place Dollar Value on Wetlands

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Missouri is asking for help from the public in placing a dollar value on any given acre of wetland by asking people to respond to an online questionnaire. Information from the anonymous survey will help the Department of Natural Resources develop economic tools to…