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CHRISTIANSTED — Community and conservation groups filed a legal appeal today challenging the federal permit for the controversial Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix that had a soft-opening in December 2020. The long-shuttered, pollution-plagued Limetree refinery has been one of the world’s biggest oil-processing facilities. St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA), the Center for Biological Diversity, NRDC

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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Division of Environmental Protection has issued a fuel delivery prohibition against the owner and/or operator of Consumers Service Station located 17 DB Estate Plessen, Frederiksted, St. Croix. This action prohibits the facility

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to clean up oil leaking from an abandoned tugboat in Krause Lagoon on St. Croix’s south shore. The owner of St. Croix Renaissance Group made a report on Thursday and placed a containment boom around the partially sunken Cape Lookout, U.S. Coast Guard

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SAN JUAN — The DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day tomorrow October 24 at locations across the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is notifying all U.S. Virgin Islands businesses that to participate in the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program, they are required to complete the Vendor Application Request Form. As per the EERE program requirements, the VIEO will only accept

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FREDERIKSTED — The ongoing after effects resulting from the weekend fire at the Angullla Landfill have prompted health concerns for many St. Croix residents. In response to those worries, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is issuing the following health recommendations. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion has expressed her concern for

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm, together with Senior Litigation Counsel Howard Stewart of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Environmental Crimes Section, were awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service today at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Building. Chisholm, a 28-year

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As part of their continuing efforts to help the territories recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) announced they are collaborating to complete a municipal solid waste study of the

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LOS ANGELES — By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency. Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] NEW YORK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that the University of the Virgin Islands has been selected to receive funding to support career development in marine and coastal science among students in the U.S. Virgin Islands. EPA anticipates that it will

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