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EPA provides $650K for diesel reductions from Seattle-area vessels

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency with $650,000 to reduce harmful diesel emissions from engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region.

EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing two Portland-area organizations with over $1 million to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and construction equipment in the Portland metro region.

EPA Offers Tips to Burn Smarter and Cleaner During Winter Season

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:00
BOSTON - EPA has tips for New England homeowners who are heating their homes with wood burning stoves, fireplaces or boilers.

EPA Advances Cooperative Federalism Through Designation Process for Sulfur Dioxide and Ozone Standards

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking the next steps in the Clean Air Act process to determine which areas of the country meet national air quality standards for ground-level ozone and sulfur dioxide.

EPA Awards $300,000 to West Virginia for Air Quality Programs

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00
PHILADELPHIA (December 20, 2017) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 grant to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to help improve and protect clean air throughout West Virginia.

Settlement requires Clean Air Act compliance at ArcelorMittal Monessen Coke Plant

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00
PHILADELPHIA (December 20, 2017) The United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have settled a federal court case against ArcelorMittal Monessen LLC (AMM), involving alleged Clean Air Act violations at AMM’s coke (purified coal) plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania, the U.S.

EPA Funding Will Help Clean Diesel Projects in New England States

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON – EPA's State Clean Diesel Program awarded a total of approximately $1.7 million to the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont to support states' efforts to reduce diesel pollution.

La EPA anuncia siguientes pasos después de proponer la derogación del Plan de Energía Limpia

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON – Hoy, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE.UU.

U.S. EPA grant supports mobile asthma clinic for East Bay children

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an $8,000 grant to the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, based in West Oakland, to improve asthma management among low-income families through its Breathmobile program.

EPA Announces Next Steps After Proposed Clean Power Plan Repeal

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON  – Today, the U.S.

EPA Approves Louisiana Regional Haze Plan

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:00
DALLAS – (Dec. 15, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the state of Louisiana’s clean-air plan for regional haze. The plan will reduce regional haze in Louisiana and meets federal Clean Air Act requirements.

EPA Action Ensures that New Bedford Industrial Laundry Will Reduce Air Emissions

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON – A New Bedford, Mass., industrial laundry company will take steps to significantly reduce air pollution from its operations under a settlement agreement recently finalized in federal district court.

EPA Declares Outdoor Burn Ban for Tulalip Reservation

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:00
SEATTL -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 has called for a burn ban on all outdoor open burning on the Tulalip Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution, until further notice.

EPA Announces Additional Public Listening Sessions on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three additional public listening sessions on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in San Francisco, Calif., Gillette, Wyo. and Kansas City, Mo.  

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