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EPA Awards $1.3 Million Clean Diesel Grant to the Port of Los Angeles

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:13
$5 million awarded for port projects nationwide LOS ANGELES -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $1.3 million grant to the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department to fund the replacement of an older diesel cargo crane with a new, zero-emission electric-drive crane. Los Angeles is one of four U.S

EPA Awards $5 million in Clean Diesel Grants to Protect Health of Communities near Ports

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:33
EPA Awards $5 million in Clean Diesel Grants to Protect Health of Communities near Ports WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded $5 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at U.S. ports. The selected projects in California, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas will improve the air quality for people who live and work near the ports, and significantly reduce emissions of the greenhouse gasses that lead to climate change

EPA Announces Installation of Park Benches with Solar-Powered Air Monitors in Five Cities/Village Green community park benches are located in Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Oklahoma City; Kansas City; Hartford

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:46
WASHINGTON DC- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the installation of five Village Green solar-powered air monitoring stations, fitted into park benches that will measure common air pollutants and weather conditions. The project puts science into the hands of citizens, allowing them to access local air quality information from the benches through on-site displays and a mobile-friendly website

EPA unveils unique park bench that measures Philly’s air quality at Independence National Historical Park

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:17
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 21, 2015) – There’s a new way to check the air quality in Philadelphia. It comes in the form of an innovative park bench that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency has placed in Independence National Historical Park. Known as the Village Green Station, the bench was developed by EPA as a unique way to get the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information. It was introduced in Philadelphia on the eve of Earth Day 2015

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Give Keynote Remarks at American Association of Port Authorities’ Spring Meeting

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 21:25
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will give keynote remarks at the Spring Meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the benefits of pollution reduction at ports, especially for local communities’ and workers’ health, and how a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. The agency will also announce funding for ports through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

EPA honors Sonoma County for protecting air quality, fighting climate change with one of nation’s largest hybrid vehicle fleets

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 03:43
SAN FRANCISCO – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Sonoma County Fleet Operations and six other projects across the country for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. The 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards recognize innovative state, local, tribal, and private sector programs that protect health and the environment, educate and serve their communities, and boost the economy

Southern Nevada’s Club Ride Commuter Service Wins EPA Honor

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 01:12
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada one of seven awardees nationwide SAN FRANCISCO – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring Club Ride Commuter Services with its 2015 Clean Air Excellence Award for their commuter program designed to improve air quality and encourage commute alternatives such as riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, bicycling, working compressed work weeks, and telecommuting

Exemplary Clean Air and Climate Initiatives Win EPA Honors

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:07
WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring seven projects for their work on clean air and climate initiatives, including investment in alternative fuel vehicle fleets, business partnerships to reduce pollutants, and air quality education and outreach

EPA Regional Administrator to kick off Run for Clean Air as part of Philadelphia Earth Day festivities

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:22
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 17, 2015) – EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin will get regional Earth Day festivities started Saturday morning as he opens ceremonies for the Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The annual event supports the Clean Air Council’s mission to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air

Methyl Bromide Investigation Expands to Puerto Rico

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 02:11
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with the Virgin Islands government, is investigating the March 2015 incident involving the use of a pesticide containing methyl bromide to fumigate a residence at the Sirenusa apartments on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Methyl bromide can only be used in very limited situations, mainly for fumigation of soil and commodities. In the course of the investigation, it has been determined that the pesticide used in the U.S

EPA Revises Final Cleanup Plan for Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:23
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the Borough of Ringwood has satisfied the criteria specified in EPA’s June 30, 2014 final cleanup plan for the Ringwood Mines Superfund site that allows for a recycling center to be built on the O’Connor Disposal Area. Plans for addressing other areas of the Ringwood Mines site will remain the same as finalized in the June 30, 2014 final cleanup plan

EPA Publishes 20th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:03
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks today, showing a two percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a nine percent drop in emissions since 2005. Total U.S. greenhouse emissions were 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013. By sector, power plants were the largest source of emissions, accounting for 31 percent of total U.S

TODAY: EPA Administrator in Chicago to Headline The New Republic Conference: The Next Frontier of Climate Change

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:14
WASHINGTON – Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the headline interview on the economic need for acting on climate change at The New Republic’s conference, "The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago." Administrator McCarthy will speak about the cost of inaction and how we can turn climate challenges into opportunities to modernize our power sector, lay the foundation for a low-carbon economy, and fuel growth for decades to come

TOMORROW: EPA Administrator in Chicago to Headline The New Republic Conference: The Next Frontier of Climate Change

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:12
WASHINGTON – On Friday, April 10, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the headline interview on the economic need for acting on climate change at The New Republic’s conference, "The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago." Administrator McCarthy will speak about the cost of inaction and how we can turn climate challenges into opportunities to modernize our power sector, lay the foundation for a low-carbon economy, and fuel growth for decades to come

Nation’s first federal combined solar power purchase launched by EPA, Forest Service, Energy Department and GSA

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:01
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy and General Services Administration announced the first ever federal partnership to purchase solar power. This action follows President Obama’s order last month requiring federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and increase their renewable energy use to at least 30 percent over the next 10 years

EPA Honors New England’s 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 02:33
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 130 organizations nationwide for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The nine recipients of the 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in New England include Beacon Capital Partners, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc

Four Kentucky Organizations Receive EPA Honors as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management, Acting on Climate The agency recognizes 128 partners in 33 states including DIRECTV, The Home Depot, Staples, and Verizo

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:19
04/06/15 - ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states, including four in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements

Three Tennessee Organizations Receive EPA Honors as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management, Acting on Climate The agency recognizes 128 partners in 33 states including DIRECTV, The Home Depot, Staples, and Veri

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:17
04/06/15 - ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states, including three in the State of Tennessee, with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements

EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency and Acting on Climate Agency recognizes 128 partners including some in Delaware Area

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:00
WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 organizations today for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Energy Star partners are contributing to the prevention of more than 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency improvements

EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency and Acting on Climate Agency recognizes 128 partners including some in Maryland Area

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:00
WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 organizations today for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Energy Star partners are contributing to the prevention of more than 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency improvements