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Obtain a license from any one of the many fishing license vendors in the District.

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DOEE is responsible for ensuring compliance of both District and federal laws, inspecting DC workplaces, worksites, and retail establishments that sell, store, or use pesticides.

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Eligible households may receive assistance towards their energy bill between $250 and $1,500 as a one-time Regular Energy Assistance benefit. 

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DOEE’s RiverSmart programs help to reduce stormwater runoff that harms the District’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Green Area Ratio sets standards for landscape and site design to help reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and keep the city cooler.

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These tips highlight steps that tread more lightly on our Earth through more energy-efficient technologies, the use of less or non-toxic materials, and other environmentally beneficial methods.

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The District is a national leader in green building which supports the Sustainable DC Plan.

Career positions at the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) are open to experienced workers looking to be a part of the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia.

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Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP), one of the largest green jobs training programs for youth in the nation.

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The Habitat Restoration Program plans, funds, and oversees activities that will protect and restore river, stream and wetland habitats in the District of Columbia.

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It's not just a field trip! DOEE's watershed education programs bring together field studies and classroom activities in multiple disciplines. Students learn about the Anacostia, Potomac and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

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The Hazardous Waste Program protects human health and the environment from the hazards of mismanaged waste, helps reduce the amount of waste generated and ensures that generated wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner. 

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DOEE provides DC residents with useful methods to lower your energy use and utility bills.

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District of Columbia law prohibits the discharge of swimming pool water into public space.   Find ways to drain your pool wisely.

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The Remediation and Site Response Program directs, performs, and assists with investigations and cleanups of contaminated District land.

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By promoting low impact development, green building, riverfront restoration, transit options and walkable neighborhoods, Washington DC is a leader in environmentally sensitive policies.

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The DOEE team promotes public and environmental health by implementing and enforcing District and Federal laws and regulations.

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Lead is a powerful neurotoxin. Exposure to lead can damage the brain, injure other soft tissues and organs, and interfere with the formation of blood.  Exposure to enough lead can even kill. 

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DOEE wants to ensure that District of Columbia residents are informed about issues concerning the lead safety of its drinking water.