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TUESDAY: EPA Administrator to Discuss the Climate Action Plan with Christian Science Monitor

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:00
WASHINGTON – On July 7, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be joining Recharge – the energy section of the Christian Science Monitor to discuss US energy and climate policy. The administrator will discuss the agency’s actions to protect public health while encouraging economic growth and laying the foundation for a low-carbon future, including the Clean Power Plan

EPA Finalizes Rule to Reduce Climate-Damaging HFCs

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2015 EPA Finalizes Rule to Reduce Climate-Damaging HFCs WASHINGTON – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a rule to prohibit certain uses of chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives

EPA Recognizes Bowdoin College for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:58
BOSTON – Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine is being recognized by EPA with a 2015 Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award. CHP technology produces electricity and useful heat simultaneously from a single energy source, such as natural gas, oil, or biomass. For hospital systems and universities, CHP systems can also provide reliability benefits which ensure that these facilities’ operations can continue in the event of power outages

TODAY: EPA Administrator at the National Zoo for the Youth Summit on the Environment

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:00
WASHINGTON – On Monday, June 29, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver remarks at the National Zoo to high school students participating in George Mason University’s Washington Youth Summit on the Environment program. Administrator McCarthy will speak about the Clean Water Rule, which ensures waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined, more predictably determined, and easier for businesses and industry to understand

FRIDAY: EPA Administrator on Bill Maher Show to Discuss Climate Action Plan

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:33
WASHINGTON – This Friday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will appear on Real Time with Bill Maher to highlight the second anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and EPA's domestic efforts to fight climate change through the Clean Power Plan, which will cut emissions from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution

U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:42
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico

FRIDAY: EPA Administrator on Bill Maher Show to Discuss Climate Action Plan

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:16
WASHINGTON – This Friday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will appear on Real Time with Bill Maher to highlight the second anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and EPA's domestic efforts to fight climate change through the Clean Power Plan, which will cut emissions from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution

U.S. Requires Arizona and New Mexico Plant Owners to Reduce Emissions at Navajo Nation Four Corners Power Plant

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:58
WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico

Thursday, June 25: EPA to Hold Public Hearing in Kansas City, Kan., on Proposed Rule for Renewable Fuel Standards

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:39
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., June 23, 2015) - On Thursday, June 25, EPA will hold a national public hearing in Kansas City, Kan., to receive comments on the Agency’s proposed rule, “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2017.” EPA is responsible for developing and implementing regulations to ensure that transportation fuel sold in the United States contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel

2PM TODAY: EPA Holding Media Call on New Report on the U.S. Benefits of Global Climate Action

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:05
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a media conference call on the report released this morning on the economic, health and environmental benefits of global climate action today at 2 p.m. EST. The report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action," examines future impacts and damages of climate change across a number of sectors in the United States, and the benefits to Americans of global action

Camden Selected to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Cleanup Brownfields; EPA’s Investments in Camden For Brownfields Total More Than $6 Million

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:39
(New York, N.Y.) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced that the Camden Redevelopment Agency was selected to receive $944,710 in EPA brownfields grants to clean up contaminated sites and revitalize communities across Camden, New Jersey

EPA Report: For the US, Global Action Now Saves Lives and Avoids Significant Climate Change Damages

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:32
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, "Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action," examines how future impacts and damages of climate change across a number of sectors in the United States can be avoided or reduced with global action

TUESDAY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:32
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the keynote address at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner, where Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as an environmental champion. WHAT: Keynote remarks by Administrator McCarthy at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 6 p.m

EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:56
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2015 EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks WASHINGTON – The U.S

EPA and DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:51
(06/19/15) ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are jointly proposing standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution to reduce the impacts of climate change, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:34
WASHINGTON - Tonight at 6 p.m. EST, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the keynote address at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner, where Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as an environmental champion. WHAT: Keynote remarks by Administrator McCarthy at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 7:40 p.m

TUESDAY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:22
WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the keynote address at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner, where Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as an environmental champion. WHAT: Keynote remarks by Administrator McCarthy at League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 6 p.m

EPA Selects University of North Carolina at Charlotte to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:46
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its selection of academic partners for the 2015 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to increase public awareness and use of data on industrial releases of toxic chemicals in communities. A proposal from faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was among just three selected nationally

Biodiesel Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Clean Air Act Crimes Connected to Renewable Fuels Scheme / Philip J. Rivkin faces more than 10 years imprisonment and $51 million in restitution

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:09
WASHINGTON – Philip Joseph Rivkin, a.k.a. Felipe Poitan Arriaga, 50, today pleaded guilty to a Clean Air Act false statement and mail fraud as part of his role in a scheme to defraud EPA by falsely representing that he was producing millions of gallons of biodiesel fuel. According to the terms of the plea agreement, Rivkin faces more than 10 years in prison and will be responsible for $51 million in restitution to help reimburse victims