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EPA Finalizes RFS Volumes for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volumes for 2019

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018, and biomass-based diesel for 2019.

Seattle’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood Launches Plan to Address Air and Noise Pollution Health Impacts

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00
Seattle – On Saturday, December 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and El Centro de la Raza will host a free neighborhood meeting to learn about a Community Action Plan developed to help address air and noise pollution health impacts in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

DC Circuit Court Grants Trump EPA Request to Extend Deadline for Farmers to Report Emissions from Livestock Operations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in response to a request from the Trump administration EPA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals effectively extended the deadline for farmers to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at livestock operations until J

EPA, New York State and Montgomery County, N.Y. Work Together to Remove Asbestos at Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. Superfund Site, Canajoharie, N.Y.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Montgomery County have entered into a voluntary agreement today to address asbestos contamination at the former Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. plant in the Village of Canajoharie, New York.

U.S. Seafoods to take action to prevent further releases of ozone-depleting substances in Alaska

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00
SEATTLE – U.S. Seafoods of Seattle will implement enhanced leak detection practices and replace freezer equipment to address violations of the Clean Air Act resulting from releases of ozone-depleting substances from two of its fish processing vessels in Alaska.

Administrator Pruitt Advances Effort to Keep EPA within Regulatory Lane with Proposed Repeal of Glider Provisions from Heavy-Duty Truck Rule

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
(WASHINGTON) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to undo the regulatory overreach of the prior administration by repealing application of the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase II  Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Senate Confirms William Wehrum to Lead EPA Air Office

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (November 9, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt praised the U.S. Senate vote to confirm William (Bill) Wehrum to serve as the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. 

EPA Grant will help Berkshire County Residents with Energy Efficiency and Air Quality

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - A project that works to reduce respiratory health problems for residents in northern Berkshire County of Massachusetts through energy efficiency improvements, has received $25,000 from a US Environmental Protection Agency program that addresses environmental issues affec

EPA, Working with States and Tribes, Makes Final Attainment Designations for 2015 Ozone NAAQS

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2017) — Consistent with the states’ and tribes’ recommendations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with designations for close to 90 percent of the country.

Sand and Gravel Company in Central Mass. to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - In a settlement with the U.S.

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (November 2, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, WV on November 28-29, 2017.  All persons wanting to speak are encouraged to register in advance.

New Haven Conn. Group Awarded EPA Grant to Help Air and Water Issues

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - A Connecticut organization working to address water and air pollution issues in New Haven was one of three groups in New England to receive an EPA grant award of $30,000 each, to help communities directly address local environmental concerns.

DOJ, EPA and State of Colorado Reach Agreement With PDC Energy, Inc. to Resolve Litigation and Reduce Air Pollution

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Denver-based PDC Energy, Inc. resolving Clean Air Act violations alleged in a civil complaint.

EPA Awards Kansas City Community Gardens $30,000 for Growing Sustainable Neighborhoods

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:00

EPA Grant Helps Protect Vermont Residence from Radon Exposure

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - The state of Vermont has received $105,000 that will support efforts to reduce exposure and health risks of radon found in buildings and schools.

EPA Launches Air Quality Study in Kansas City, Kan., Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
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EPA Provides Support to New Jersey for Program to Cut Diesel Emissions

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office has awarded a $258,480 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to reduce emissions from diesel engines.

EPA Releases Guidance on Reporting Air Emissions of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
(WASHINGTON) — Today, EPA is releasing guidance to assist farmers in reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms.  EPA is making this information available to provide time for farmers to review and prepare for the reporting deadlin

EPA Releases Energy Independence Report

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) -  Today, the U.S.