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***UPDATED CALL IN NUMBER *** CALL WILL BEGIN AT 10:15 AM EST *** TODAY: Press Conference Call with EPA Administrator on Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standards Announcement

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 20:13
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference call on Monday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss the Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards. Members of the media interested in participating should dial in ten minutes prior to the beginning of the call at (877) 851 0679 and give the conference ID number 7189038. The name of the call is the Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Announcement. WHO: U.S

EPA Improves U.S. — Mexico Border with Environmental Projects; More than $720,000 for improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection, improving water quality and other priorities

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 23:46
DALLAS – (Feb. 27, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $720,000 in grants to fund 16 environmental projects along the Texas and New Mexico U.S-Mexico border. The projects include improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection and recycling, and improving environmental awareness and education among area residents. “At EPA, we are always looking for ways to help communities identify and solve problems

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund Site in Linden, New Jersey; $36.5 Million Cleanup at Old Chlorine Plant will Protect Community from Mercury and Other Contaminants

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:43
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contaminated soil and ground water at the LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund site in Linden, New Jersey. The soil, ground water and sediment from a stream on the site were contaminated with mercury and other pollutants from previous industrial activities

EPA Honors Mack Trucks in Greensboro, NC for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:53
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

EPA Honors Fruit of the Loom, Inc. in Bowling Green, KY for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:51
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

EPA Honors Novelis in Atlanta, GA for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:49
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

EPA Honors Corporate Leadership in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:03
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership announced the third annual Climate Leadership Award winners in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

EPA awards $496,000 to the State of Utah to reduce diesel emissions along the Wasatch Front

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:24
Truck retrofit project to save fuel and money, and reduce 21 tons of particulate matter and 1,364 tons of greenhouse gases (Denver, Colo. – February 20, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $496,000 grant to reduce diesel emissions from heavy- duty trucks based in seven counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal air quality standards

District of Columbia agrees to establish improved air pollution monitoring at D.C. General Health Campus

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:09
PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2014) -- The District of Columbia has agreed to implement an enhanced air monitoring system at the D.C. General Health Campus, 1900 Massachusetts Ave., to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The district will also pay a $14,900 penalty. The district operates the health campus, which was formerly known as the D.C. General Hospital

EPA Withdraws Federal Plan and Approves Oklahoma’s Air Plan for Public Service of Oklahoma

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:30
DALLAS – (Feb. 10, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the approval of Oklahoma’s state clean-air plan to control regional haze from the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) two coal-fired power plants at its Northeastern Station in Oologah, OK. The state’s plan is a result of the April 2012 agreement between EPA, Oklahoma and PSO to both reduce pollution and protect Oklahoma consumers and ratepayers

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Connecticut

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:16
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Connecticut, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in New Hampshire

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:14
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In New Hampshire, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Massachusetts

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:12
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Massachusetts, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Rhode Island

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:10
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Rhode Island, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Vermont

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 01:05
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Vermont, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

EPA Analysis Shows Increase in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Maine

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:59
(Boston, Mass. – Feb. 10, 2014) – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Maine, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have increased since the previous reporting year (2011). TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 20:37
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will address the 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference today. Her remarks follow President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he reiterated his commitment to climate action and the need to strengthen environmental protections while continuing to grow the economy

MONDAY: EPA Administrator to Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:25
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will address the 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference on Monday. Her remarks follow President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he reiterated his commitment to climate action and the need to strengthen environmental protections while continuing to grow the economy

Publicly Available Tool Reports On Different Types of Pollution

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 04:55
DALLAS – (Feb. 6, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. This annual report provides citizens with critical information about their communities, including data on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water, and land, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities by facilities across the country

EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 23:54
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The proposed standards, which only apply to power plants built in the future, are flexible and would help minimize carbon pollution through the deployment of the same types of modern technologies and steps that power companies are already taking to build the next generation of power plants