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EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Closed Landfills in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 01:02
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its determination that no further action is needed to address the capping of two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two landfills

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for West Texas Power Plant; $104 million in economic development and increased jobs

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:09
DALLAS – (Aug. 6, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, Ector County Energy Center, Ector County, Texas. The company plans to construct a new simple-cycle power generation facility. “Facilities like Invenergy’s show Texas can provide power while cutting greenhouse gas emissions,” said Regional Administrator Ron Curry

EPA Finalizes 50th Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas; Federal GHG Permits issued for projects creating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development in Texas

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:38
DALLAS – (Aug. 5, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final approval of the 50th greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas. In Texas alone, EPA has received 83 GHG permit applications from businesses since 2011. Texas is No. 1 in the country for receiving EPA-issued GHG permits for projects totaling well over $24 billion and creating over 20,000 construction jobs in the state

TOMORROW: EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Updates to Emission Standards for Refineries

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 04:04
DALLAS – (Aug. 4, 2014) Tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing in Houston, Texas on the proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries to protect nearby neighborhoods and improve air quality. After receiving input from stakeholders including community groups, industry and states, EPA is proposing new monitoring requirements and common-sense measures to further reduce toxic pollution from flaring and other processes

EPA Issues GHG Permit to OCI Beaumont; $83 million economic development ;

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:13
DALLAS – (Aug. 1, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the OCI Beaumont LLC, methanol and ammonia plant in Nederland, Texas. “Companies in Texas are expanding their operations and production to meet growing demands and also meeting our climate goals,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for Texas Power Plant;$607 million in economic development and new jobs

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:56
DALLAS – (Aug. 1, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Tenaska Roan’s Prairie power plant in Grimes County, Texas. The company plans to construct three gas-fired turbines for power generation. “As the Texas population and economy grows, it’s important to ensure electricity grid capacity is ready,” said Regional Administrator Ron Curry

Lufkin Facility Receives EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit; $443.8 million in economic development and job creation

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:04
DALLAS – (Aug. 1, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Pinecrest Energy Center power plant in Lufkin, Texas. The project proposes to construct a new natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating plant

EPA Clean Air Settlement with Asphalt Company to Minimize Emissions in Rhode Island

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 22:21
BOSTON – An EPA settlement will require that a Rhode Island asphalt manufacturing company comply with its Clean Air Act permit designed to minimize air emissions and protect air quality around the community where it operates. The company, T. Miozzi, Inc., will also pay a total penalty of $23,700 to settle EPA claims that the company operated its facility in violation of an air permit issued by the R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management (RIDEM)

EPA cuts emissions at Navajo Generating Station, protecting public health, preserving tribal jobs and improving visibility at the Grand Canyon

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:45
SAN FRANCISCO –Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized its rule to reduce harmful pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the culmination of five years of efforts between the federal government and tribes, utilities, water users and environmental groups

Four Massachusetts Companies Win EPA Funding for Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:46
BOSTON – Four Massachusetts companies are among 21 small businesses nationwide selected by EPA to receive approximately $100,000 each to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. The four Mass. companies are Aspen Products Group of Marlborough, EnChem Engineering, Inc. of Newton, Reactive Innovations of Westford, and UltraCell Insulation of Newtonville

Four Massachusetts Companies Win EPA Funding for Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:46
BOSTON – Four Massachusetts companies are among 21 small businesses nationwide selected by EPA to receive approximately $100,000 each to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. The four Mass. companies are Aspen Products Group of Marlborough, EnChem Engineering, Inc. of Newton, Reactive Innovations of Westford, and UltraCell Insulation of Newtonville

Connecticut Company Wins EPA Funding for Innovative Air Filter

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:40
BOSTON – A Connecticut company is one of five New England business to receive $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. Precision Combustion of New Haven, Conn. received $99,897 to develop new air filters that will save money and improve indoor air quality in industrial and commercial buildings, and potentially in homes

Connecticut Company Wins EPA Funding for Innovative Air Filter

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:40
BOSTON – A Connecticut company is one of five New England business to receive $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. Precision Combustion of New Haven, Conn. received $99,897 to develop new air filters that will save money and improve indoor air quality in industrial and commercial buildings, and potentially in homes

EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan/ Public hearings being held in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:19
WASHINGTON – Starting tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan. The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, and will provide the opportunity for interested parties to comment on the proposed rule before it takes effect. The Washington D.C. hearing will be held on July 29 and 30

TODAY: EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:00
WASHINGTON – Today at 9 a.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. This week, there will be four, two-day public hearings in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, to give interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule

Atlanta Clean Power Plan Public Hearing Location Changed Due To Power Outage

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:00
ATLANTA – As the result of a large scale power outage at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, EPA will hold the July 29 and 30, 2014, Atlanta Clean Power Plan public hearings at the Omni Hotel. While repairs are underway at the Federal Center, there is no guarantee the facility will be fully operational in time for the hearings. This led to the agency’s decision to change locations. The hearing dates and times have not changed

MONDAY: EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 01:51
WASHINGTON – On Monday, July 28 at 9 a.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be four, two-day public hearings in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, to give interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule

Atlanta Clean Power Plan Public Hearing Location Changed

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:00
ATLANTA – As the result of a large scale power outage at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, EPA will hold the July 29 and 30, 2014, Atlanta Clean Power Plan public hearings at the Omni Hotel. While repairs are underway at the Federal Center, there is no guarantee the facility will be fully operational in time for the hearings. This led to the agency’s decision to change locations. The hearing dates and times have not changed

Rhode Island Air National Guard Agrees to Minimize Air Emissions under EPA Settlement

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:30
BOSTON – The Rhode Island Air National Guard will tighten its emissions limits and comply with federal and state air pollution laws at its North Kingstown aircraft repair facility, thereby ensuring that air quality in nearby communities is better protected. The R.I. Air National Guard, 143rd Airlift Wing, has agreed to pay a $39,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it violated air pollution laws at this facility where it spray paints aircraft parts. As part of the settlement, R.I

EPA Awards $700,000 to UMass Amherst for Environmental Health Research for Tribal Communities

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:32
BOSTON – EPA is awarding $700,000 for a research project being conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on indoor air quality affecting tribal people. The research grant is one of six awarded today for projects to identify and reduce tribal health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma and other unique tribal concerns