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Anxious wait for emerald residents as river water levels drop below normal

Anxious wait for emerald residents as river water levels drop below normal

Roughly two weeks have passed since the water level in the Susquehanna River has dropped below the standard for safe discharge, officials announced.

The river was expected to be at the level of 9 feet (2.2 meters) when it was declared normal in the coming days.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a statement on Monday morning, citing a surge in snow melt and low water level in Lake Erie and a decrease in water pressure in the rivers.

« So far it seems like Lake Erie is the only water system where water levels are not too much of an issue, » DEC spokesman Mike Drenner said. « We have an ongoing dialogue with the people who live in the flood plain and they have their questions and concerns, and we are trying to help them with their efforts to understand what’s going on and figure out the right strategies. »

One resident told CNN that it took her several days to get through the flood plain to find where her house is located.

« It’s been really crazy, » she said. « Now we’re trying to get the wate바카라r lines under and find a way back into our neighborhood. »

Water service to hundreds of homes in Pennsylvania

The state issued new warnings for thousands of people living along parts of the Susquehanna, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Bay and Chautauqua rivers. At least 1,000 customers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut are under flood advisories or under « drain » advisories.

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The state issued three « water-in-place » warnings for parts of the Susquehanna River — the Chautauqua, Susquehanna and Chautauqua Rivers — in western Pennsylvania and in western Maine.

The state is working with federal officials 더킹카지노to keep water levels below the safety level in the lake, a spokesman for the Pennsylvani더킹카지노a Department of Environmental Protection said, but it’s too early to tell how much water may be in danger.

The state also raised the state’s alert for the waters below Lake Erie to « high. »

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Court fines forest activist, but not accused of any crime

Court fines forest activist, but not accused of any crime

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The Federal Reserve is considering using the same criminal methods used against environmental activists such as the activist group Greenpeace to investigate them, US government officials said on Wednesday.

Under current rules, the US Justice Department can make a financial determination against someone for violating environmental rules with fines of up to $25,000 per violation.

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US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with the New York Times that he expected to begin charging environmental activists with crimes soon, possibly in the coming months.

« I am looking at these things seriously, and I have been talking about them for some time, » Holder said in the interview. « And this is the first time since the end of the Cold War, so I have been talking to them about it. »

It was not immediately clear whether Holder was referring to an announcement on Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew would ask Congress to authorize the US to hold companies and individuals responsible for environmental transgressions.

« I think our view is the US could make a financial determination to prosecute environmental violations to punish companies and individuals who commit violations against environmental rules, » Holder said. « And we want to take the precautionary approach to that. »

Environmental groups said they expected Holder to issue a statement shortly indicating the government’s thinking.

« I’m sure the [US] attorney general will make that announcement, » said Michael Brune, a legal fellow at Greenpeace USA. « I don’t know for what. We haven’t been given a concrete letter [to that effect]. »

Reuters reported last week that the government h바카라사이트ad더킹카지노 begun to charge several protesters with federal crimes for participating in a protest last December that drew tens of thousands to the nation’s capital, and charged several others with conspiracy to engage in criminal activity while under investigation.

Activists such as the Sierra Club바카라 and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have protested for more than a decade that the United States has failed to effectively manage the impact of the destruction of the forest, and that US President Barack Obama should use the criminal laws that were created under the landmark 1969 Clean Air Act to help forest-protection measures in the United States.