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EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Voestalpine Iron Production Plant; $740M facility in San Patricio Co., TX, will bring 1,400 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 01:09
DALLAS – (June 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Voestalpine for an iron production plant in San Patricio County, TX. The facility’s process for producing iron will use minimal natural gas and will be 40 percent more efficient than traditional methods

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for C3 Petrochemicals; $1.2B facility in Brazoria Co., TX, will create 40 permanent jobs

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:08
DALLAS – (June 13, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to C3 Petrochemicals LLC in Alvin, Texas. C3 plans to construct a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at its existing facility near Alvin, which is south of Houston in Brazoria County

EPA Requires Ford to Correct Fuel Economy for Six Vehicle Models

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 01:03
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Ford Motor Company (Ford) is revising the fuel economy (mpg) estimates for six vehicle models to correct errors found in an internal Ford audit. Ford is required to correct fuel economy labels on affected vehicles within 15 days. EPA oversaw Ford’s re-testing program and conducted independent tests to confirm the corrected results as soon as it was notified by Ford of the potential errors

EPA Settlement with the City of Buffalo Protects Residents from Hazardous Waste and Materials; Buffalo to Host Nine Hazardous Waste Collection and Recycling Events throughout the City in 2014

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:36
(New York, N.Y.) Under the terms of an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Buffalo will host nine community recycling events to collect fluorescent light bulbs, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste from city residents. This program will reduce the likelihood of exposure by residents to harmful chemicals found in these products, while also reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. The agreement settles violations of hazardous waste requirements

TODAY: US EPA Administrator to Deliver Keynote Address on Energy Efficiency at the US Energy Association

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:06
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Energy Association’s 2014 Energy Efficiency Forum at 1:30 p.m. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the Clean Power Plan proposal, a vital piece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. WHO: U.S

EPA Awards over $591,000 to Arkansas to Help Eliminate Air Pollution

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 03:10
DALLAS – (June 11, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $591,247 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The funds will be used to administer the state’s air monitoring network for fine particulate matter (PM) which aims to identify precursor pollutants and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also be used to administer the state’s PM 2.5 data analyses

TOMORROW: US EPA Administrator to Deliver Keynote Address on Energy Efficiency at the US Energy Association

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 01:00
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Energy Association’s 2014 Energy Efficiency Forum at 1:30 p.m. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the Clean Power Plan proposal, a vital piece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. WHO: U.S

EPA Announces Funding for Tribes to Clean Up Diesel Engines

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 21:52
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that grant funding is available for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from older diesel engines. Diesel engines are extremely efficient, but emit air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM). These pollutants are linked to serious health problems including asthma, lung and heart disease, other respiratory ailments, and premature death

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Company in Hale County, Texas; Facility will create almost 200 construction jobs and bring $110M to area

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 23:56
DALLAS – (June 5, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GSEC) , Antelope Elk Energy Center in Abernathy, Texas. Golden Spread plans to construct a natural gas-fired simple cycle turbine. “We continue to work with Texas’ businesses to take action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry

Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 06:10
(Seattle—June 4, 2014) Emerald Kalama Chemical has agreed to resolve inadequate leak detection and repair practices that violated federal clean air laws at its facility in Kalama, Washington, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company produces food preservatives and flavoring, anti-microbials, fragrances, and plastic products

Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part Two

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 22:57
Twitter Congressional Rep. Barbara Lee þ@RepBarbaraLee Big news! @BarackObama announces big steps to cut carbon pollution and #ActOnClimate. See more here: http://1.usa.gov/1uvaerr House of Reps

Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part One

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 22:48
Business/Industry American Sustainable Business Council | David Levine, CEO & Co-Founder “Business leaders recognize and applaud the President and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The business community is as much at risk from this as anyone, from severe weather events causing supply chain disruptions, to persistent droughts and rising stress on the energy grid

Remarks for Administrator McCarthy, Announcement of Clean Power Plan, Washington, DC

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:47
WASHINGTON- About a month ago, I took a trip to the Cleveland Clinic. I met a lot of great people, but one stood out—even if he needed to stand on a chair to do it. Parker Frey is 10 years old. He’s struggled with severe asthma all his life. His mom said despite his challenges, Parker’s a tough, active kid—and a stellar hockey player. But sometimes, she says, the air is too dangerous for him to play outside. In the United States of America, no parent should ever have that worry

TODAY: U.S. EPA to Host Clean Power Plan Media Conference Call

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:46
WASHINGTON – Today at 12 p.m. EDT the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a background conference call with reporters on the steps EPA is taking under the Clean Air Act to carry out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution. WHAT: Clean Power Plan Conference Call WHEN: Monday, June 2, 12 p.m. EDT DIAL- IN: Members of the media interested in participating should dial (877) 887- 8949 and give the conference ID number 5482207

EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants/Clean Power Plan is flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment, spur innovation and strengthen the economy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:15
WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States

MONDAY: EPA Administrator to Make Clean Air Act Announcement as Part of the President’s Climate Action Plan

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 05:15
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014) - Monday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver remarks on what steps EPA is taking under the Clean Air Act to carry out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

EPA Region 7 and Partners Work Together to Increase Asthma Awareness and Conduct Asthma Screenings in Kansas City, Mo.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 00:14
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., May 30, 2014) - EPA Region 7 will partner with Children’s Mercy Hospital, Asthma Ready Communities, Black Health Care Coalition, and Boys & Girls Clubs for an asthma screening and awareness event at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City - J&D Wagner Unit, 2405 Elmwood, Kansas City, Mo

MONDAY: EPA Administrator to Make Clean Air Act Announcement as Part of the President’s Climate Action Plan

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 23:31
WASHINGTON – Monday, June 2nd at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver remarks on what steps EPA is taking under the Clean Air Act to carry out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

EPA Reaches Legal Settlement with Operators of Arecibo Landfill to Reduce Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Agreement Creates Recycling Program in Arecibo

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 21:39
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal settlement with Landfill Technologies of Arecibo, the municipality of Arecibo and the Puerto Rico Land Authority to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for OxyChem Plant near Corpus Christi; Facility will create 1,700 construction jobs, 150 permanent jobs

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 01:42
DALLAS – (May 29, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) in Ingleside, TX. OxyChem’s permit allows the company to build an ethylene cracker. “OxyChem’s new plant will make the most of the company’s resources,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry