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EPA awards $45,000 grant to Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to improve air quality in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:00
For Immediate Release                          No. 17-OPA080

U.S. EPA, partners study roadside vegetation and air quality at local school

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:00
SAN FRANCISCO - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the expansion of a research project evaluating whether a vegetation barrier is reducing traffic-related air pollution at Brookfield Elementary School in Oakland.

EPA Announces Innovative Research in Kansas and Nebraska to Address State Environmental Issues

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:00

EPA Announces Intent to Revisit Provisions of Phase 2 Heavy-Duty Rules

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00

EPA Works with Rhode Island Company to Reduce Risks from Hazardous Materials

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:00
(Boston) - A Lincoln, RI, metals etching company has made changes in its manufacturing equipment and process to ensure that it is complying with federal clean air and hazardous waste laws and to settle claims of violations by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Waterbury, Conn., Incinerator to Control Mercury Emissions

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:00
(Boston) - Emission control equipment to limit the discharge of mercury pollution to the atmosphere will be installed at an incinerator owned by the City of Waterbury, Conn., according to a proposed agreement between the city and federal government.

EPA, DOT Open Comment Period On Reconsideration of GHG Standards for Cars and Light Trucks

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON —  Today, in a joint Federal Register notice, the U.S.

EPA Awards Kansas $499,000 Grant for Air Quality Programs

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:00

EPA Cites S.H. Bell for Manganese Air Pollution in Chicago

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:00
For Immediate Release: No. 16-OPA078 (CHICAGO) August 7, 2017—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a notice of violation against S.H. Bell Co. for excessive manganese emissions from the company’s southeast Chicago facility.

EPA Continues to Work With States on 2015 Ozone Designations

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with 2015 ozone designations, working with states to help areas with underlying technical issues, disputed designations, and/or insufficient information.

La calidad del aire continúa mejorando, mientras la economía estadounidense continúa creciendo

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON—Hoy, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE.UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó su informe annual sobre la calidad del aire, el cual demuestra el progreso significativo que Estados Unidos ha logrado para mejorar la calidad del aire a través del país.

EPA Declares Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is declaring a ban on all outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution, effective noon, August 2, 2017 through Monday August 7, 2017 unless extended.

EPA Awards Palm Beach County, Florida $133,135 to Reduce Air Pollution

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00

Air Quality Continues to Improve, While U.S. Economy Continues to Grow

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, showing the significant progress the United States has made to improve air quality across the country.

PHOTOS: EPA's Pruitt Visits ‘Local Foods, Local Places’ Summit

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON —Today, Administrator Scott Pruitt met with community leaders at the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) summit about how investment in the local food economy can help boost economic opportunit

Administrator Pruitt Hosts Back-to-Basics Events in Alabama and Georgia

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:00
WILSONVILLE, Ala.— (July 6, 2017) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is bringing his Back-to-Basics positive environmental agenda to the Southeastern United States this week with events in Alabama and Georgia.  

EPA Proposes RFS Volumes Reflective of Market Realities for 2018

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – (July 5, 2017) Today, the U.S.