Saturday, September 23, 2017

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Clean Power Plan repeal or reform hangs on appeals court ruling

Any changes or repeal of President Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will depend heavily on the outcome of a legal challenge by a federal appeals court in Washington D.C.
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Pitman Farms settles EPA lawsuit for $243,000

Pitman Farms, Inc. will pay $242,980 for violating federal chemical safety and reporting requirements following three ammonia releases at its Sanger, California, poultry processing facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently.
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EPA, FDA release latest fish safety guidelines

Consumers can make better decisions about fish consumption with a chart released jointly from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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$700,000 settlement reached in fuel additive case

Houston-based Tauber Oil Co. recently settled a suit with Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of selling unregistered fuel additives in violation of the Clean Air Act.
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Billionaire-funded "green" orgs oppose "billionaire" Trump's EPA nominee

Three organizations funded, in part, by hedge-fund billionaires are opposing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kansas State University to aid with brownfield cleanup efforts on tribal lands

Kansas State University will receive approximately $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the next five years to offer technical support to tribes to clean up environmentally contaminated sites.
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$12.7 million in grants to aid smaller drinking, wastewater systems

In an effort to improve operations and practices for private well owners and small-scale drinking and wastewater systems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded four grants worth $12.7 million.
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19 communities awarded $3.8 million for brownfield cleanup

Several U.S. communities have been awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worth a total of $3.8 million to put toward the cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites under the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program, the EPA said in a release.
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Grants to help upgrade aging diesel school buses

School bus fleets across 27 states have been awarded over $7.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace or retrofit 401 aging diesel school buses.
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Pruitt, as EPA boss, will stay within the law: consultant

Despite concerns in some quarters that Scott Pruitt, if confirmed to lead the EPA, will dismantle many of the country’s environmental protections, the nominee is a person with a deep respect for the law, according to those who know the Oklahoma attorney general.
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EPA, USDA announce inaugural U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 champions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the first businesses to take part in the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions program, who have pledged to reduce food loss and waste 50 percent by 2030.
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EPA lists first 10 chemicals to be evaluated under Toxic Substances Control Act

Following recent reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the first 10 chemicals that it will evaluate under the new framework.
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EPA seeking comment on its analysis of Gold King Mine water plant in Colorado

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on a recently released Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Gold King Mine Interim Water Treatment Plant (IWTP) in Gladstone, Colorado.
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Study links 757,000 jobs to recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency marked America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, with the release of an update to the national Recycling Economic Information Study, which found that recycling activities support 757,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in wages.
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EPA records 123 enforcement actions in lead-based paint cases

Between October 2015 and September 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency completed 123 federal enforcement actions against contractors, landlords and property managers to improve public protection from lead exposure through unsafe handling of lead paint.
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Opinions split on Trump's energy promises

President-elect Donald Trump’s promises to kill off a clean power plan, refuse to ratify the Paris climate accord and support proposed measures to boost the use of fossil fuels are being warmly welcomed by many. Trump also promises to gut the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA finalizes new hazardous waste import, export rules

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized an updated version of the Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations, which will better protect public and environmental health through improved processes and electronic reporting requirements.
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EPA launches effort to encourage switch to LED light bulbs

The Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans to swap out their light bulbs for Energy Star certified LED bulbs, which can save consumers on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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EPA announces funding for five-year environmental education program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will partner on a five-year program called 'ee360' to train more than 4,400 environmental educators.
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EPA recognizes 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards winners

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the winners of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards that recognize companies, governments and institutions that have helped support the U.S. renewable energy market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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