Saturday, August 19, 2017
Mystic, Connecticut rivers to benefit from $120,000 in EPA funding

As part of 22 recently announced grants through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grants Program, the agency will support local organizations’ efforts improve water quality in the Mystic and Connecticut rivers in Massachusetts.
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EPA highlights efforts to promote children’s environmental health during Children’s Health Month

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently used the occasion of Children’s Health Month, taking place throughout October, to promote improved public health in communities throughout the country with policies, educational outreach and free online resources.
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New England sees drop in unhealthy air quality summer days

New England communities experienced fewer days with unhealthy air quality in the summer of 2016 than they did the previous summer, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for period April to September 2016.
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EPA awards $2.4 million to three New England universities for water quality studies

Clark University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Connecticut, all located in New England, recently received $800,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the economic value of protecting and improving water quality in local watersheds.
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UNH doctoral student among seven recently announced New England STAR Fellows

University of New Hampshire doctoral student Christopher Whitney recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship that will see him receive $132,000 in funding to support his research.
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EPA announces funding for New England coastal watershed projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Southeast New England Program (SNEP) will support the monitoring and protection of coastal watersheds throughout southeast Rhode Island and Massachusetts with eight grants totalling more than $4.6 million in funding.
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EPA funds Massachusetts youth environmental job skills initiative

Using a $5,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) hosted four youths in a summertime job skills program at the Lowell, Massachusetts Regional Wastewater Utility.
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EPA announces B+ water quality grade for Charles River

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a water quality grade of B+ for Boston’s Charles River for 2015, marking a slight improvement from 2014, as the river nearly made an A-.
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EPA and NIH award $28 million to fund research in children’s environmental health

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded nearly $28 million in funding to five Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
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EPA settles with Rhode Island company for Clean Air Act Violations

Cherenzia Excavation Inc., which operates a stone-crushing and gravel processioning facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
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EPA proposes revisions to Long Island Dredged Material Disposal rule to discourage open water disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to its 2005 rule on the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites, which would encourage the reduction of dredged material disposal in the Sound’s open waters.
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EPA implements innovative nutrient pollution prevention methods in five Cape Cod communities

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast New England Program for coastal watershed restoration (SNEP) recently began fieldwork in five Cape Cod communities to try to reduce harmful nutrient levels through innovative measures like a permeable reactive barrier (PRB).
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Brattle Group dissects pushback to nation’s Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) continues to proceed as legal challenges rise and fall against the controversial federal law much to the chagrin of some states and several of America’s heaviest hitting stakeholders who must continue meeting new climate change rules as opposition efforts work their way through the courts.
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EPA seeking nominations for 2016 Environmental Merit Awards in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be accepting nominations for the 2016 Environmental Merit Awards for New England until Feb. 12, allowing interested parties to highlight organizations that have made significant environmental achievements in the past year.
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FEMA, Massachusetts to host open house on new flood hazard zones

Following updates to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood hazard zones, the agency will join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the City of Boston Environment Department in hosting an open house on Jan. 12.
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Connecticut wins $26 million in funding for water quality and drinking water projects

Connecticut recently won $26 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), which will promote improved water infrastructure throughout the state.
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EPA awards $15.6 million to Vermont for community water infrastructure projects

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the State of Vermont $15.6 million to finance its Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs.
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New Hampshire communities to benefit from $22.7 million from EPA for water projects

New Hampshire will receive $22.7 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support community projects to improve water infrastructure and drinking water.
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Rhode Island water quality supported by $18.2 million in EPA funding

The Environmental Protection Agency is promoting public health and the environment in Rhode Island with $18.2 million in funding that will be used to provide local communities with low-interest loans for water infrastructure projects.
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Massachusetts receives $63.7 million in federal funding for water quality projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Massachusetts $63.7 million in funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs, allowing the state to upgrade sewage plants, drinking water systems and aging infrastructure.
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