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EPA Administrator McCarthy to announce San Francisco’s City Hall becoming the nation’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum Green Building Certification

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:11
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will join San Francisco officials, to announce City Hall becoming the oldest building in the nation to receive LEED Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings. WHAT: As San Francisco’s historic City Hall nears its centennial anniversary this summer, the building is being recognized for new, advanced environmental features that will save water and energy

EPA Administrator and San Francisco Bay Area government agencies celebrate nation’s largest solar energy partnership

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area agencies to celebrate the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP), the nation’s largest solar energy government collaboration and the launch of the Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project (FASPP), the nation’s first federal partnership to purchase solar power

Wed. May 13, Hayward, Calif. -- EPA Administrator McCarthy joins San Francisco Bay Area agencies to celebrate nation’s largest solar energy partnership

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:45
SAN FRANCISCO – On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Bay Area agencies to celebrate the nation’s largest local government collaborative for solar power and launch the nation’s first federal solar partnership

EPA requires Honolulu to prevent hazardous air emissions at Kapaa Landfill

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:27
(05/12/15) Settlement will result in major solar energy project at H-POWER plant HONOLULU – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with the City and County of Honolulu to resolve air violations at its closed Kapaa Landfill in Kailua, Oahu by agreeing to pay nearly $17 million—$16.1 million solar power system and a penalty of $875,000

TOMORROW: EPA Administrator McCarthy Holding Facebook QandA on the Economic Need for Climate Action

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:03
WASHINGTON – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will host a Facebook Q&A tomorrow on the economic need for acting on climate change. The Q&A will be run on the Facebook page for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator McCarthy will be posting live updates from her page and answering questions from Facebook users

TODAY: EPA Administrator McCarthy Holding Facebook QandA on the Economic Need for Climate Action

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:55
WASHINGTON – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will host a Facebook Q&A today on the economic need for acting on climate change. The Q&A will be run on the Facebook page for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator McCarthy will be posting live updates from her page and answering questions from Facebook users

EPA Inspection Reveals Violations of Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for Blue Springs, Mo., Renovation Company

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:57
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., May 11, 2015) - EPA Region 7 conducted an inspection at Blue Springs Siding and Windows, LLC, in September 2014, which revealed violations of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. As part of a settlement with EPA, the company has agreed to pay a $13,566 penalty to the United States

Federal and State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke to Reduce Pollution; Company to Pay $12 million to Address Violations of Environmental Laws

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:05
(New York, N.Y.) Under a $12 million settlement with the United States and the state of New York, Tonawanda Coke Corporation will pay $2.75 million in civil penalties, spend approximately $7.9 million to reduce air pollution and enhance air and water quality, and spend an additional $1.3 million for environmental projects in the area of Tonawanda, New York. The agreement was announced jointly by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck, U.S

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator joins San Francisco Bay government agencies to celebrate nation’s largest solar energy partnership

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:25
SAN FRANCISCO – On May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Alameda County to recognize the largest collaborative in the nation among government agencies to site renewable energy at their facilities

EPA Announces Availability of Clean Diesel Grants for Communities Across the Country Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:28
05/07/15- ATLANTA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $13.5 million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million each. Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, and port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Address the Allergy and Asthma Network 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 22:35
WASHINGTON – Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the Allergy and Asthma Network’s 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Administrator McCarthy will speak about how climate change can impact respiratory illnesses, including asthma, harder to manage and discuss important agency actions to reduce the impacts from climate change to protect public health

Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins; Historic Dredging Project Draws to a Close; Next Up: Cleaning Up Floodplains

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:24
(Albany, NY) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the start of the sixth, and final, season of dredging of PCB-contaminated sediments from the bottom of the Hudson River. The historic dredging project – one of the largest and most complex cleanups in Superfund history – began in 2009. The EPA is overseeing the dredging project that is being conducted by General Electric Company (GE) under the terms of a 2006 legal agreement

Massachusetts Clean Energy Partnership Project Recognized As an ‘Innovation in Government’ Finalist

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:47
CAMBRIDGE – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, has recognized the “Massachusetts Clean Energy Partnership for Wastewater and Drinking Water Facilities” project as one of five finalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition

Two North Carolina Sears Stores Among Top Finishers in EPA's Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:55
ATLANTA – Sears Stores in Asheville and Hickory, N.C. were recognized this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of a top finishing team in the agency’s fifth-annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition. These stores—together with their teammates in Ohio and Maryland—competed as the team “Robinson’s Reducers” and cut their collective energy use by 14.1 percent by upgrading their lighting and installing remote energy monitoring systems

EPA Announces Availability of Clean Diesel Grants for Communities Across the Country/Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 22:42
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $13.5 million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million each. Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, and port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality

Navy settles environmental violations at Naval Station Norfolk

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 20:52
PHILADELPHIA ( May 6, 2015) – A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Navy will help reduce potentially harmful discharges of ozone-depleting substances and ensure the safe storage and disposal of hazardous waste at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where EPA alleges environmental violations occurred. Under the settlement, the Navy will pay an $83,900 penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital CHAMPS Program in Memphis, Tennessee Recognized with the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award by EPA Memphis Program Recognized as National Model for Asthma Care During Asthma Awareness Month

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:38
05/05/15 -ATLANTA – One in ten kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately impacted

EPA: Learning Triggers Key to Preventing Asthma Attacks

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2015 EPA: Learning Triggers Key to Preventing Asthma Attacks Baltimore, Memphis programs recognized as national models for asthma care during Asthma Awareness Month WASHINGTON – One in 10 kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately impacted. During Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S

Three EPA Employees Selected as Finalists for 2015 Service to America Medals

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:26
WASHINGTON- Today the Partnership for Public Service honored three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees that have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Service to America Medals, which highlight America’s dedicated federal workers who have made significant contributions to our country. EPA is proud to announce that Robert Kavlock, Jacob Moss, and Stephanie Hogan were selected as Samuel J

EPA Proposes to Remove Alexandria Township, New Jersey Landfill from Superfund List

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:02
(New York, N.Y ) After successfully completing all cleanup work and putting into place long-term controls to ensure that people’s health and the environment continues to be protected, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove the Crown Vantage Landfill Superfund site in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey from the federal Superfund list