updated - April 19, 2019 Friday EDT
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is close to releasing its decision regarding the high-powered transmission line between Washington and Oregon, according to a report from The Columbian. The BPA plans to release it’s a final environmental impact statement on the project by the end of the year.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, said in a press release that the air travel during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period this year is projected to increase 3 percent from the 24.5 million estimated in 2014. The projected 25.3 million passengers that will travel globally on U.S. airlines is the highest number since the Great Recession.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may ban the use of a common pesticide on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops, according to a report from WIVB News. The agency is welcoming public comments on the proposal for at least two months before it come out with a final rule on December 2016.
The office of New York Attorney General Eric Shneiderman announced in a press release that it has reached $700,000 settlement agreement with Thrift Land USA of Yonkers, Inc. Thrift Land, a for-profit company, was caught making a lot of money from selling clothes that were supposedly donated for charity.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an interim final rule that prohibits passengers and crewmembers from putting battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in their checked-in luggage, according to a Transportation Department press release. The PHMSA has also prohibited the use and charging of the e-cigarette while on board the plane, to avoid safety risks.
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