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EPA Responds to Incident that Leaves Four People Ill on St. John; EPA Working with U.S. Virgin Islands Government on Ongoing Investigation

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:26
(Monday, March 23, 2015) The EPA is working closely with the U.S. Virgin Island government to investigate an incident reported to the U.S. Virgin Islands government and EPA on March 20, 2015. On March 20, 2015, paramedics responded to a call that four people in a family staying at the Sirenusa Condominium Resort in Cruz Bay, St. John became very ill. Family members were subsequently hospitalized

Settlement with Continental Carbon Company to Reduce Air Pollution at Manufacturing Facilities in Three States

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:11
WASHINGTON – In a settlement with the United States and the states of Alabama and Oklahoma, Continental Carbon Company has agreed to install pollution control technology that will significantly cut emissions of harmful air pollutants at manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today

St. Louis Clean Cities Receives $162,454 for Diesel Emissions Reduction to Replace School Buses in Jefferson County, Mo.

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:52
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., March 20, 2015) - The non-profit organization St. Louis Clean Cities has been awarded $162,454 to replace one bus from the Jefferson R-VII School District in Festus, Mo., and five buses from the DeSoto Public School District No. 73 in DeSoto, Mo. The new buses purchased under this grant will have EPA-certified engines meeting 2013 standards

EPA Awards San Joaquin Valley $677,214 for 48 Trucks

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:18
$8 Million Awarded to Reduce Emissions Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $677,214 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to replace 48 heavy duty trucks powered by cleaner 2013 or newer model year engines. Eight million dollars was awarded for 21 clean diesel projects nationwide

EPA Awards $753,476 for Twenty-one Cleaner School Buses and Trucks in Los Angeles County

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:15
$8 Million Awarded to Reduce Emissions Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $753,476 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to the South Coast Air Quality Management District to replace 21 school buses and trucks with natural gas and electric ones

EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.18 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:39
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the New York City metropolitan area by providing a total of $1.18 million to help two organizations replace old, dirty diesel engines on boats with less polluting models. The projects will cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides and particulate matter among other pollutants

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grant to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest for Work in Florida and South Carolina

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:36
ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is among the recipients of clean diesel grants. EPA has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2015 EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico Washington — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program

EPA Awards over $2.1 Million to Clean Up Diesel Engines in La., Okla. and Texas

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00
DALLAS – (March 20, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding over $2.1 million for three clean diesel projects to help reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines. This funding is part of EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Fiscal Year 2014 allocation which will include engine replacements, repowers, and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines

EPA Provides New York State $197 Million for Clean Water Projects

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:39
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allotted $197 million to New York State to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects that will last far into the future. “This funding will improve water quality and protect drinking water across New York,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

EPA Provides New Jersey $74 Million for Clean Water Projects

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:38
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allotted $74 million to New Jersey to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects that will last far into the future. “This funding will improve water quality and protect drinking water across New Jersey,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

EPA Provides Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:37
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allotted $27 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects that will last far into the future. “This funding will improve water quality and protect drinking water across Puerto Rico,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

$22 Million Paid For Cleanup Costs and Natural Resource Damages at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, NJ

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:03
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that $22 million has been received from D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. and its sole shareholder, Anthony Coraci, for their liability in a settlement to recover the federal and state government’s costs for cleanup and for natural resource damages caused by contamination at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The recovered funds were divided among the plaintiffs

EPA and Dominion Cove Point Settle Violations at Natural Gas Distribution Facility in Maryland

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:42
PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2015) – Dominion Cove Point, LNG will pay a $365,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental regulations involving unreported releases of ammonia into the air from its liquefied natural gas distribution facility at 2100 Cove Point Road, Lusby, Md. EPA cited Dominion for failing to report 27 separate releases of more than 100 pounds of ammonia from its natural gas turbines while generating the site’s electricity

U.S. and Indiana Settle Clean Air Act Case with Muncie Smelter to Reduce Lead Emissions

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:46
Chicago (March 16, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Exide Technologies has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the United States and the State of Indiana alleging Clean Air Act violations at the company’s lead smelter in Muncie, Indiana. Exide Technologies has agreed to spend over $3.9 million to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to reduce harmful air pollution from the facility

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Joins Senator Booker, Mayor Baraka and ICC to Visit Newark’s Community Air Pollution Project Which Utilizes EPA Science

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:32
(New York, N.Y.) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Ras J

TODAY: EPA Administrator, Senator Booker and Mayor Baraka to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:19
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the agency’s work on air quality and how citizen science plays an important role in scientific analysis

FRIDAY: EPA Administrator, Senator Booker and Mayor Baraka to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:37
WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the agency’s work on air quality and how citizen science plays an important role in scientific analysis

FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:46
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Address Council on Foreign Relations

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:48
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will address the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the agency's work to cut carbon pollution from power plans and lead U.S. efforts to implement the president’s Climate Action Plan. Climate risks supercharge instability around the world—to global health, the global economy, and global security. As President Obama promised, the U.S