Thursday, August 24, 2017

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EPA Region 4 (Southeast) News

EPA recognizes two NC companies with 2016 SmartWay Excellence Awards

Two companies based in North Carolina – Lowe’s Companies Inc. and Transportation Insight LLC — recently received 2016 SmartWay Excellence Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh wins $800,000 EPA grant to study water quality

North Carolina State University at Raleigh recently won a $800,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the value of high water quality in Southeast watersheds impacted by increasing development.
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EPA awards GE’s Hillphoenix GreenChill Store Certification Excellence Award

Conyers, Georgia’s Hillphoenix recently earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Store Certification Excellence Award for this year due to its outstanding number of GreenChill Store Certifications.re
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EPA kicks off Environmental Justice Academy’s second year

The second class of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy recently kicked off the nine-month leadership development program with a special induction ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.  
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EPA, Obama Administration officials promote solar energy initiative in Spartanburg, SC, Summit

Spartanburg, South Carolina, recently hosted a Clean Energy Savings for All Summit, allowing local community members to engage with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama Administration on their efforts to increase access to renewable energy.
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Orlando student wins President’s Environmental Youth Award for e-waste organization

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized he electronics recycling efforts of Kady M., from Orlando, Florida, with a President’s Environmental Youth Award.
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Chapel Hill, NC, student wins PEYA and EPA award for innovative pollution removal method

Joshua Zhou, an 11th grade student from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, recently won a 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award for his water quality improvement method.
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EPA and NHTSA finalize emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

In keeping with President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently finalized the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
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EPA partners with Atlanta, local organizations to clean up Proctor Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Atlanta, Georgia, recently joined other local partners to launch the Proctor Creek Trash Free Waters Community Workforce Program.
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EPA and Georgia Tech sign MOU for cooperation on research, student opportunities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) recently signed an MOU that will see them cooperate on environmental policy work and internship opportunities for students.
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EPA releases report detailing evidence of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the fourth edition of its "Climate Change Indicators in the United States" report, which shows evidence of climate change through statistical trends in 37 climate indicators.
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Honeywell International and Georgia Power Company to fund LCP Chemicals Superfund Site cleanup

Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Company have agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice that will see them spend approximately $28.6 million to clean up the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.
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EPA determines aircraft engines contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a Clean Air Act determination that certain aircraft engines contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to climate change and endangering public and environmental health.
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EPA awards $400,000 in supplemental funding for Chattanooga brownfield projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded two projects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a combined $400,000 in hazardous supplemental funding through the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).
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EPA partners with Port Everglades in air emissions study

In an effort to improve sustainable development, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Broward County’s Port Everglades will partner on a study of air emissions in a seaport scenario.
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Columbia, SC, Selected for 2016 Greening America’s Communities Program

Columbia, South Carolina, is one of six selected in 2016 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program, through which it will technical assistance to implement sustainable design strategies.
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EPA and DoJ settle with Trader Joe’s over Clean Air Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) recently reached a settlement with Trader Joe’s Company that will see the grocery store chain spend $2 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations and pay a $500,000 civil penalty.
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EPA Recognizes Inaugural Environmental Justice Academy Graduates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the graduation of the first Environmental Justice Academy students at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, who now have the skills and background to work on environmental challenges in their communities.
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EPA and The Recycling Partnership team up for study of nation’s curbside recycling programs

The Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with The Recycling Partnership for an in-depth study of the nation’s curbside recycling programs, which will gather data from 400 programs.
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EPA announces Georgia’s Clean Control Corp. is Safer Choice Partner of the Year winner

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Warner Robins, Georgia’s, Clean Control Corp. is amongst 2016’s 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners, due to their work to produce safer cleaning and household products.
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