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EPA Report: Diesel Engine Grant Program Nets Major Air, Public Health Benefits

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:49
WASHINGTON – Clean diesel grants aimed at cleaning up old diesel engines have greatly improved public health by cutting harmful pollution that causes premature deaths, asthma attacks, and missed school and workdays, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since its start in 2008, the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program has significantly improved air quality for communities across the country by retrofitting and replacing older diesel engines

Chemical Accident Prevention Requirements are Met and Settlement Agreed to in Swanton, Vt.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 02:14
Yesterday, a Swanton, Vt. cheese manufacturer and the owner of the property agreed to pay $100,000 to settle penalty claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated clean air, Superfund and right-to-know laws between 2011 and 2015. After two EPA inspections and an August 2015 EPA Order, the company is now protecting worker and community safety by complying with chemical accident prevention measures outlined in the Clean Air Act

U.S. EPA Honors Cisco Systems for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 04:08
Cisco recognized for boosting sustainability throughout its supply chain SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with a 2016 Climate Leadership Award for its innovation in helping fight climate change. Cisco—one of just three awardees in California—received a Supply Chain Leadership Award for encouraging all of its suppliers to have strong sustainability programs

Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C., to be Recognized Nationally by EPA for Climate Action

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 02:38
ATLANTA – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will recognize 17 organizations from around the country at the Climate Leadership Awards for their leadership and innovation in helping fight climate change. Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C., will be presented with an Organizational Leadership Award for phasing out HCFCs and other refrigerants

Two Connecticut Companies Earn EPA Climate Leadership Awards

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:53
BOSTON – Two corporations headquartered in Connecticut are among 17 awardees nationwide recognized by EPA for climate action. Pitney Bowes Corp. and United Technologies Corp. were both selected by EPA recognized for their Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Goal Achievement. Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Conn.) reduced global absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 percent from 2012 to 2014, and United Technologies Corp

EPA To Announce 2016 Climate Leadership Awards/ Mars, Microsoft, Ingersoll Rand, and Calif. Department of Water Resources to Earn Organizational Leadership Awards; Among 17 Awardees Recognized for Climate Action

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will recognize organizations from around the country at the Climate Leadership Awards for their leadership and innovation in helping fight climate change. Winners are honored for managing and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in internal operations and throughout the supply chain, as well as integrating climate resilience into their operating strategies

Washington Seafood Companies Agree to Cut Ozone-Depleting and Greenhouse Gas Refrigerant Releases

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 21:51
Ocean Gold Seafoods and Ocean Cold to pay nearly $500,000 for environmental violations (Seattle – March 8, 2016) Two seafood processing and cold storage companies, Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc. and Ocean Cold LLC, have agreed to cut their releases of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gases from leaking refrigeration equipment at their facilities in Westport, Washington

Tuesday, March 8: EPA Region 7 to Co-Host Radon Conference in Nebraska City, Neb.

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 02:46
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., March 7, 2016) - On Tuesday, March 8, EPA Region 7 will join city, county and state governmental agencies from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists to host the 10th Annual Region 7 Radon Conference in Nebraska City, Neb. WHAT: 10th Annual Region 7 Radon Conference WHEN: 7:30 a.m