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EPA Plan Will Reduce Pollution and Improve Visibility in Texas, Oklahoma

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:42
DALLAS – (Nov. 24, 2014) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed action to reduce harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) to improve visibility at some of Texas' and Oklahoma's most treasured parks and wilderness areas

California High-Speed Rail Authority, U.S. EPA Highlight Green Construction Equipment Partnership

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:47
Engines Meet Nation’s Most Stringent Environmental Standards FRESNO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) joined state and local officials as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight the use of construction equipment – including cranes, crawlers and excavators – that meets the nation’s most stringent environmental standards for diesel engines

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1 Billion Jumbo Project in Corpus Christi; Facility will bring almost 4,000 jobs to Corpus Christi area

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:13
DALLAS – (Nov. 19, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued two final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to M&G Resins USA L.L.C., to build a new chemical process plant and utility support facility. The facility will be located in Corpus Christi, Texas. “EPA will continue working with companies to ensure they have the permits they need,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry

OSU Fights Climate Change and Becomes Green Power Partner of the Year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:26
DALLAS – (Nov. 19, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Oklahoma State University (OSU) for its use of green power practices and technologies. The Stillwater, Okla. campus has advanced the use of renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, taking direct action on climate change. “OSU leads the way for institutions nationwide by its use of green power practices and technologies,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry

EPA Recognizes City of Houston for Reduction in Energy Consumption

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:24
DALLAS – (Nov. 19, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the City of Houston for its use of green power practices and technologies. Houston signed a two-year agreement to purchase more than 620 million kilowatt-hours of certified renewable energy certificates from wind projects. This purchase will account for half of the city's municipal power needs and make Houston the largest municipal purchaser of renewable power in the Green Power Partnership

EPA Settlement Reduces Risk of Ammonia Releases from North Haven, Conn. Cold Storage Facility

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:43
BOSTON – Under a recent settlement, a company that operates a cold storage warehouse in North Haven, Conn. is updating its operations so that public safety is significantly enhanced. The company, Bozzuto’s Inc., has also agreed to pay $124,181 to settle claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act's chemical release prevention requirements. The settlement stems from an Oct

Relocated Residents Near CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund Site to Return Home

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:28
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contacted the three families relocated due to elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) at their residences near the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site in Asheville, N.C., to let them know they may return home, effective immediately. After elevated TCE levels were detected inside three homes in June 2014, all three affected families agreed to temporarily relocate

TODAY: EPA Administrator in Philadelphia for Drexel Food Recovery Event and Wharton Energy Conference Keynote

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 20:02
PHILADELPHIA- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Philadelphia, Penn. today to participate in a food recovery event to highlight the need to reduce wasted food in landfills, which not only protects the environment but also feeds the hungry

FRIDAY: EPA Administrator in Philadelphia for Drexel Food Recovery Event and Wharton Energy Conference Keynote

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 22:57
PHILADELPHIA- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Philadelphia, Penn. on Friday to participate in a food recovery event to highlight the need to reduce wasted food in landfills, which not only protects the environment but also feeds the hungry

EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Diesel Buses in Puerto Rico; Grant Provides More than $208,000 to the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:24
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the greater metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico by providing more than $208,000 for the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority to retrofit 17 transit buses with diesel emission reduction devices. The project will cut emissions of harmful fine particles, which are linked to health problems, including asthma, lung and heart disease

EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake; EPA to Host Public Information Session for Pompton Lakes Community Tonight

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:38
(New York, N.Y.) In response to requests from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will extend the public comment period for the proposed plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey from December 18, 2014 to February 2, 2015. Under the proposed plan, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc

EPA Awards $495,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions from Marine Engines in Massachusetts

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:19
BOSTON – EPA has awarded $495,000 to fund two marine repower projects in the state of Massachusetts. CLF Ventures, Inc. has received $300,000 to repower the tugboat Navigator, and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) has been awarded $195,000 to repower two commercial lobster boats. The grants were awarded after a national competition for clean diesel projects, made possible by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

EPA to Announce Major Grant to Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:28
* News Media Advisory * EPA to Announce Major Grant to Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR – Nov. 10, 2014) Thursday, November 13, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will announce a major grant to reduce air pollution and improve public health in Puerto Rico. Air pollution can create or exacerbate respiratory ailments, especially asthma, which is a serious problem in Puerto Rico

EPA Funding Helps Businesses in Upstate New York Prevent Pollution; $268,000 Will Help Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:38
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $268,383 to organizations in New York to fund projects that will help small and medium-sized businesses reduce pollution. These grants were awarded to the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute and Empire State Development. “EPA helps businesses reduce the use of toxic materials, save energy, protect human health and save money,” said Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

EPA Funding Helps Businesses in New Jersey Prevent Pollution and Protect Against Storm Surges

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 22:30
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $207,662 to organizations in New Jersey to fund projects that will help small and medium-sized businesses reduce pollution. These grants were awarded to Rutgers University and Rowan University. “EPA helps businesses reduce the use of toxic materials, save energy, protect human health and save money,” said Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck

EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event Nov. 13 in Kansas City, Mo.

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:43
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 7, 2014) - EPA officials will be available for interviews at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 13. Interview topics include the Waters of the U.S. proposal; outreach to the agricultural community; nutrient management; and regulatory updates related to chemical safety, pesticides and grain storage

Subsidiaries of the World’s Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Four Florida Plants

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:44
ATLANTA – In a settlement with the United States, three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world’s largest fertilizer producer, will take steps to reduce harmful air emissions at eight U.S. production plants—including three in Aurora, N.C.—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today

Bradford, R.I. Rock Quarry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:38
BRADFORD, R.I. – A rock quarry in Bradford, R.I., Copar Quarries has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal clean air standards. According to a complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Copar Quarries failed to conduct the required emissions testing, keep proper inspection log books, and notify EPA when it began operating several pieces of equipment in this quarry in 2011

Subsidiaries of the World’s Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Three North Carolina Plants

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:02
ATLANTA – In a settlement with the United States, three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world’s largest fertilizer producer, will take steps to reduce harmful air emissions at eight U.S. production plants—including three in Aurora, N.C.—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 6, 2014 EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs