Saturday, August 19, 2017
New York Supreme Court rules in favor of CEI in dispute with state attorney general

The Supreme Court of New York recently ruled in favor of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in a case regarding a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request issued by the CEI to the New York Attorney General’s office.
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Former EPA administrator offers views on agency under Trump

A recent article posted on the Morning Consult website offered the perspective of former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, who served under President George W. Bush, on what the Trump administration could have in store for the EPA.
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Three congressmen criticize EPA’s proposed vehicle emissions targets

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Pete Olson (R-TX) criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently released proposed emissions targets for cars in model years 2022-25, which they argue will have severe cost implications for manufacturers and consumers.
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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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Three congressmen respond to 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, recently joined with other congressmen in issuing a statement on the EPA’s final rule on the 2017 requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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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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$331 million to fund 85 rural water infrastructure projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded $331 million in funding for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in 39 states and American Samoa.
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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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Two congressmen question EPA’s Volkswagen settlement

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Tim Murphy (R-PA), the respective chairs of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s settlement with Volkswagen.
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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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EPA administrator praises Kigali agreement to limit HFCs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy recently lauded the achievements and historic nature of the recent Kigali agreement, which saw countries around the world agree to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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EPA takes steps to reduce exposure to five PBTs

The Environmental Protection Agency recently took steps to limit exposure to five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals through processes established in the recently enacted Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
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Energy Star Change the World Tour to help fund community service efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its seventh annual Energy Star Change the World Tour to support local community service efforts through the purchase of Energy Star certified LED bulbs.
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EPA offering rebates to replace or retrofit older diesel engines in school buses

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for approximately $7 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners who replace or retrofit the older diesel engines in their buses.
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