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Bank of America Among 16 Organizations Across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:33
02/24/15 - ATLANTA – From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award winners announced today are demonstrating that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions

Brown-Forman Corporation Among 16 Organizations Across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:30
02/24/15 - ATLANTA – From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award winners announced today are demonstrating that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions

UPS in Atlanta, Ga. Among 16 Organizations Across the Country Recognized for Action on Climate Change

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:56
UPS Receives the Goal Achievement Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management ATLANTA – From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S

EPA Issues Last Pending Federal Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas; $200 million facility will bring 250 construction jobs to the McAllen area

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 04:06
DALLAS – (February 19, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing the final federal greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in the state of Texas. EPA has completed processing all submitted federal GHG permit applications, with the remaining applications transferred to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

U.S. EPA and Customs seize and export more than 730 illegal vehicles, engines at LA/Long Beach Port

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:58
Equipment would have emitted more than 350,000 pounds of harmful air pollution per year LOS ANGELES— Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the results of a 90-day joint operation targeting foreign-made vehicles and equipment imported without proper emission controls in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. More than 730 items, including ATVs, motorcycles and generators, were seized or exported back to their country of origin

Seven Iowa School Districts Receive $185,000 to Replace Old Diesel Buses with New, Clean Buses

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 04:51
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 18, 2015) - Seven rural Iowa school districts will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $185,000 in rebates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses

Six Kansas School Districts Receive $355,000 to Replace Old Diesel Buses with New, Clean Buses

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 04:50
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 18, 2015) - Six Kansas school districts will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $355,000 in rebates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses

Ten Missouri School Districts Receive $515,000 to Replace Old Diesel Buses with New, Clean Buses

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 04:50
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 18, 2015) - Ten Missouri school districts will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $515,000 in rebates from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses

Five Nebraska School Districts Receive $120,000 to Replace Old Diesel Buses with New, Clean Buses

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 04:50
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 18, 2015) - Five rural Nebraska school districts will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $120,000 in rebates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses

U.S. Department of State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Innovative International Air Quality Program: FACT SHEET

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:35
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a statement of intent today to launch a new air quality partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The effort will provide U.S

U.S. Department of State and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Launch Partnership to Improve Air Quality Data

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:27
Statement by Secretary Kerry and Administrator McCarthy Air pollution is a serious and growing health threat worldwide, yet in many areas, real-time air quality data is not available. We are pleased to announce that today we signed a statement of intent to launch a new partnership between our agencies and our U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. This partnership will enhance the availability of outdoor air quality data and expertise at a number of U.S. diplomatic missions. The U.S

EPA, CBP announce results from inspections at ports resulting in hundreds of vehicles seized and exported, significantly reducing air pollution

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:47
EPA will also conduct a live inspection of new imports LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will join the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to announce the conclusion of a 90 day pilot partnership that resulted in more than 730 items being seized or exported out of the country for violating federal standards, resulting in a significant reduction of harmful air emissions from polluting the United States

TODAY: Secretary Kerry and EPA Administrator McCarthy to Launch International Air Quality Program

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:53
WASHINGTON- Today, Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will meet at 2 p.m. EST in the U.S. Department of State’s Treaty Room for a signing ceremony to launch a joint air quality program at select U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. Secretary Kerry and Administrator McCarthy will deliver brief remarks and sign a statement of intent. The partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S

Three Connecticut School Bus Fleets Get EPA Funds for Lower Emission Buses

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:55
BOSTON – Three school districts in Connecticut were chosen to receive $245,000 from EPA to help pay for 11 new school buses that emit less pollution than their older buses. Killingly School District will receive $125,000 and Montville Public Schools $100,000, each to replace five school buses. Martel Transportation serving Canton school will receive $20,000 to replace one bus in its fleet

Barre, Vermont School District Gets EPA Funds for Lower Emission Buses

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:53
BOSTON – The Barre Town School District was chosen to receive $60,000 from EPA to pay for three new school buses that emit less pollution than the older buses. The Vermont school district will receive the rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding. Barre Town School District was among five fleets in New England and 76 fleets in 30 states that will receive more than $3 million in rebates through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, administered by EPA

New Hampshire School District Gets EPA Funds for Lower Emission Bus

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:51
BOSTON – The GRS Cooperative School District in New Hampshire was chosen to receive $20,000 from EPA to pay for a new school bus that emits less pollution than the older buses. The school district, serving the N.H. communities of Gorham, Randolph and Shelburne, will receive the rebates through EPA”s through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

EPA “Love the Bus” awards $90,000 to Puyallup School District for cleaner, healthier school buses

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 05:37
(Seattle—Feb. 10, 2015) In conjunction with “Love the Bus” month, dedicated to showing appreciation for school buses and their drivers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding the Puyallup School District $90,000 to replace four diesel school buses with new buses that reduce harmful emissions by over 90 percent. The new buses will prevent over eight tons of harmful emissions that would otherwise be released into the community

EPA “Love the Bus” awards $200,000 to Oregon School Districts for cleaner, healthier school buses

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 05:31
(Seattle—Feb. 10, 2015) In conjunction with Love the Bus Month, dedicated to showing appreciation for school buses and their drivers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding the Reynolds and Springfield School Districts in Oregon $100,000 each to replace a total of 10 diesel school buses with new buses that reduce harmful emissions by over 90 percent. The new buses will prevent 14 tons of harmful emissions that would otherwise be released into the communities

EPA Awards Five California School Districts $325,000 for Thirteen Cleaner School Buses

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:51
(02/10/15) Awards $3 Million to Reduce Emissions from 76 School Bus Fleets Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding five California School Districts $325,000 to replace thirteen older diesel school buses with new, clean buses that are more than 90 percent cleaner. Recipients include Town Ride, Inc

EPA Awards Washoe County School District $110,000 for Five Cleaner School Buses

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:48
(02/10/15) Awards $3 Million to Reduce Emissions from 76 School Bus Fleets Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO –Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding the Washoe County School District $110,000 to replace five older diesel school buses with new, clean buses that are more than 90 percent cleaner. Nationwide, 76 recipients will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace 210 school buses