Sunday, July 23, 2017
Two Florida universities selected for competitive EPA grant program

Two Florida universities — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida — recently received grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop innovative, sustainable projects as part of the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program.
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EPA awards P3 grant to Mississippi State for low-cost desalination system project

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant to Mississippi State University (MSU), located in Starkville, which will use the funding to work on a low-cost desalination process.
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UNC student team wins EPA grant to develop portable cholera test

A student team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) won a People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant of up to $15,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week.
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EPA announces sustainable project development grants for Georgia Institute of Technology, 37 other universities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 university student teams that will receive funding under its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program last week, including a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Collins celebrates Corps reversal on irrigation ban policy

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) recently spoke with Brigadier General Turner from the Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Decision, who announced revised implementations of shoreline management plans in some Georgia counties will be suspended.
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Selma, Alabama to receive funding, technical guidance through EPA WaterCARE program

Selma, Alabama will receive financial and technical guidance in developing its drinking water and wastewater infrastructure from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Community Assistance for Resiliency and Excellence (WaterCARE) program.
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EPA, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Company celebrate community urban water conservation efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Company recognized the efforts of 2014 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program awardees from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi this week.
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Collins calls out Army Corps of Engineers irrigation ban for Savannah and Mobile Districts lakes

U.S. Rep Doug Collins (R-GA), who chairs the Army Corps of Engineers Caucus, recently criticized the Corps’ announcement that property owners along lakes in the Savannah and Mobile Districts will no longer be able to use those lakes for irrigation.
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Collins celebrates advancement of 'Sue and Settle' Bill

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) recently celebrated the advancement of his H.R. 712 bill, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, by the House of Representatives.
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Collins supports FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill vote for Georgia water rights gains

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) spoke out in support of his vote approving the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, noting the important gains achieved in terms of Georgia’s water rights.
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Winston-Salem, NC schools to retrofit 10 buses with $200,000 in EPA funding

North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools received $200,000 in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to retrofit 10 older diesel school buses.
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EPA awards City of Jacksonville, four local organizations with Excellence in Site Reuse Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the City of Jacksonville and four local organizations with its Excellence in Site Reuse award for Region 4, honoring them for their work on the Jacksonville Ash and Brown's Dump Superfund sites.
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EPA awards $30,000 Environmental Justice Grant to project studying mercury levels in fish from SC’s Gill Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded 40 Environmental Justice Small Grants totalling $1.2 million, including a $30,000 grant for South Carolina’s Gills Greek Watershed Association to study the potential of mercury exposure for those fishing from the creek.
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Georgia EPD schedules stakeholder meeting on Clean Energy Incentive Program

The Air Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has scheduled a meeting on January 7 for stakeholders to discuss the Clean Power Plan’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP).
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Congressman asks TVA for higher summer water levels in Georgia lake

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) sent a letter recently to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) concerning the annual drawdown of water in Lake Blue Ridge, located in Fannin County, Georgia. Current TVA guidelines call for the lake to be below full volume for much of the year, including part of the summer, which shortens the season for boating and other recreational activities.
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Temple receives EPA grant for brownfield clean up

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $200,000 grant to Temple University Friday for a project that will clean up and reuse 161 acres of brownfield properties in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
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