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MassDEP Recognizes 'Green Teams' in Berkshire County​

Green Teams from Hoosac Valley, the Youth Center, and Wahconah Regional High School were recognized.

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State Awards $1.3 Billion in Loans and Grants to Fund Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects

These offerings include nearly $189 million in additional funding that Massachusetts expects to receive from federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and $100 million from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds this year.

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State Makes Gap Energy Grants Available to Municipalities, Non-Profits and Small Businesses

The Gap grant program will expedite implementation of previously assessed energy efficiency and clean energy generation projects at qualified facilities.

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Berkshire Gas Stations Receive MassEVIP Grants

Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, has gas stations in Cheshire, Great Barrington, and Pittsfield. Each station will receive $100,000 to install two ports.

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State Sets New Regulations For Sewage Discharges

Discharges of this nature can have negative health impacts and these new rules will ensure that the public has the most up-to-date information on water quality.

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MassDEP Files New Regulations to Reduce Emissions

The filing of the emergency regulations commences the start of a public comment period and the coordination of a public hearing in February 2022 and will help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases from on-road vehicles.

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Clean-Energy Advocates Urge MassDEP to Deny Pittsfield Plant Permit

About two dozen people attended the public hearing held virtually by the state Department of Environmental Protection for Pittsfield Generating Co.'s facility located to 235 Merrill Road. The company is seeking an Air Quality Operating Permit.

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New Funding Opportunity to Support Air Quality Sensors in Communities

These small sensors produce data that will be displayed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's AirNow Fire and Smoke Map online, along with data from PM2.5 monitoring stations operated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

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MassDEP Issues Penalty to Cretecrew Concrete Services for Waste Site Cleanup Violations

On Sept. 20, 2019, the Chicopee Fire Department notified MassDEP regarding the spill of up to 15 gallons of hydraulic oil associated with the failure of a hydraulic hose on a concrete form truck owned and operated by Cretecrew. The spill occurred at a construction site at 114 McKinstry Avenue in Chicopee.