Mississippi Lime Bird Study Good News for Producers

According to Kimberly Bauman, director of environmental affairs for Mississippi Lime Co., over the past two years, the company has partnered with the World Bird Sanctuary for a nest box (bird house) study, to determine which bird species were living on company property at its Ste. Genevieve, Mo., plant. and which species were successfully breeding. 

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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage more than $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6. 

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Federal Memorandum Further Streamlines Permitting Process On April 9, federal agency heads signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will further implement the administration’s executive order to streamline the federal permitting process for major infrastructure projects. The MOU calls for greater coordination between federal agencies, establishing permitting timetables under a designated “lead agency” to provide a single…

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