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The Clean Water Act and its Recent Trending Updates

3 weeks ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

What is the Clean Water Act? The Clean Water Act (CWA) is a U.S. federal law that regulates the discharge of pollutants into the nation’s surface waters such as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and coastal areas. The CWA originally began life back in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  After a series of […]

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Protect Your Groundwater Day

2 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

BAI Group proudly recognizes September 3rd as “Protect Your Groundwater Day (PYGD).” PYGD is an annual observance established by the National Groundwater Association to promote the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. To create more awareness for groundwater protection, we’ve compiled some of the most interesting and eye-opening facts to signify the importance groundwater […]

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Three Ways Local Governments Can Take Advantage of Solar Energy

3 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

Local governments and authorities throughout Pennsylvania continue to explore the pros and cons of solar energy, but many have not moved forward with solar projects due to the difficult hurdles they pose. For one thing, finding a suitable location can be a challenge, and the location is extremely important to the project’s performance. An even […]

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How To Go Solar with No CAPEX

4 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

There is no denying the environmental and financial benefits of solar energy. The idea of harnessing the energy of the sun to produce electricity is gathering steam, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Although most companies are extremely open to the idea of powering their operations with clean energy from the sun, they […]

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Renewable Energy Trends

5 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

Pennsylvania recently entered into the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is a consortium of states that are committed to implementing carbon emission limits in support of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to control the rise of global temperatures from exceeding 1.5⁰C above pre-industrial revolution development levels, through reducing carbon emissions by at least 26-28 […]

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Environmental Permitting & Compliance

6 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

Do you need a permit to begin construction? Did you receive a notice of violation during construction and are facing hefty fines? Are you entering into negotiations with an environmental agency? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, do you know what your next step is? For over 30 years, BAI has […]

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Environmental Risk

7 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

Do you manage, purchase, sell or invest in commercial real estate? Have you ever thought to ask yourself, “What is my tolerance for environmental risk?” Buying any type of real estate presents some type of risk, but when purchasing commercial or industrial property, it can become an increasingly important aspect to consider. There are many […]

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The U.S. Energy Renaissance

8 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

BAI Group has a steady involvement in the development of numerous shale gas and transmission projects, along with renewable energy projects (e.g. wind, solar, biogas). Since the proliferation of natural gas production and alternative energy production projects, what effect are they are having on the national level with regard to carbon dioxide emissions? BAI Group […]

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New Contaminants on the Horizon

9 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

The United States has spent roughly the last 50+ years successfully targeting the biggest sources of contamination, which generally include the most common, toxic pollutants such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel oil, petroleum hydrocarbons, etc. Today, the attention has broadened to include the smaller pollutants, which are equally as important. This new pollutant category is […]

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Gun Clubs and the Environment

12 months ago · [rt_reading_time]minute read

It is estimated that over 125 gun clubs exist throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Many of these gun clubs are experiencing a surge in popularity and membership, but some are also facing challenges as suburban development increases around them. One example is the question of what is required by environmental regulations with regard to management […]

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