Monday, September 25, 2017
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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Zachary Harris appointed to Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee

The Georgia Board of Natural Resources recently appointed Zachary Harris, a litigation associate from Atwood Choate, P.C., of St. Simons Island, to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.
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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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EPA announces four grants for brownfields assessment in Mississippi

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants totaling more than $1.5 million for four communities in Mississippi to address brownfields properties.
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EPA proposes increasing RFS levels

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that would increase the renewable fuel volume requirements for all biofuels included in the program.
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EPA and LeMoyne-Owen College sign MOU to encourage environmental studies

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LeMoyne-Owen College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see them work together over the next three years to encourage environmental fields of study.
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EPA Region 4 runs conference on College/Underserved Community Partnership Program

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 4 recently ran a conference on the College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP), with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy providing the conference’s opening remarks.
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Georgia Environmental Protection Division schedules trainings on electronic permit application and reporting systems

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) recently announced two upcoming training sessions in Athens, Georgia on April 6 and 7, for online application and reporting systems from both the EPD and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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