Category: Environment

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Rounds Statement on Meeting with Army Corps

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today issued the following statement after meeting with R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ management of the Missouri River. […]

EMERALD ASH BORER CONFIRMED IN SOUTH DAKOTA

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in northern Sioux Falls. This is the first confirmed infestation in South Dakota. Emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that has killed tens of millions […]

PERDUE COMMITS TO “ONE FEDERAL DECISION” FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS AND PERMITS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Washington, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other Trump Administration cabinet secretaries and leaders of federal agencies, committing to following the President’s One Federal Decision framework for processing environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. Under the direction of […]