Saturday, March 25, 2017
Billionaire-funded "green" orgs oppose "billionaire" Trump's EPA nominee

Three organizations funded, in part, by hedge-fund billionaires are opposing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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$149,000 to aid stormwater runoff projects in Puerto Rico

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced $149,000 in funding for green infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s, Cano Martín Pena community that will improve the city’s water quality through reductions in stormwater runoff.
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Sheildalloy Metallurgical agrees to $5.6 million cleanup at New Jersey site

Sheildalloy Metallurgical Corp. recently signed a $5.6 million legal agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency that will see the company clean up the Sheildalloy Metallurgical Corp. Superfund site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey.
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Trump vows action on energy, but modifies stance on climate accord

Donald Trump has vowed to roll back regulations he believes are stifling production of energy, including coal and shale oil and gas.But, in a recent interview, the president-elect suggested a softening of his earlier hard stance against the Paris climate agreement.
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New York, New Jersy water quality improvement efforts get EPA funding assist

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded nearly $110,000 to two organizations in New York and New Jersey for projects to improve the water quality in their local communities.
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EPA has $14 million soil treatment plan for New York site

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized a $14 million plan to treat contaminated soil at the Vestal Water Supply Well 1-1 Superfund site in Vestal, New York
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L'Oréal USA joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership

L'Oréal USA will work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase its use of and commitment to green power, which already supplies 33 percent of its energy needs, through the Green Power Partnership.
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Fear over Clean Power Plan stay is having 'deleterious effect' on states, expert says

The U.S. Supreme Court may have stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), but the agency’s continued effort to work with states seeking to comply with the halted rule is having a “deleterious effect” on states and regulatory entities.
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RGGI schedules meeting to garner feedback for 2016 Program Review

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Inc. has scheduled a stakeholder meeting for Feb. 2 in Wilmington, Delaware, allowing for public comments for the RGGI participating states’ 2016 Program Review.
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ABM to provide system improvements to make Georgia’s Irwin County school system more sustainable

Facility solutions company ABM will provide Georgia’s Irwin County School System with cost effective improvements to HVAC, lighting and controls systems through its Bundled Energy Solutions (BES) program.
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RGGI announces successful CO2 allowance auction

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory program undertaken by nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, recently announced that this year’s carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance auctions garnered more than $2.3 billion.
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Five Northeast states, D.C., agree to create regional initiative for carbon emissions reductions

Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia recently announced that they will work together on a carbon emissions reduction strategy based on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
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Cuomo celebrates seven organizations for environmental efforts at annual awards

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently applauded the environmental, social and economic efforts of seven organizations at the 12th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards.
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New and retrofitting green construction contributes to economy

The Environmental Defense Fund recently highlighted the growing economic importance of green building, which is contributing billions of dollars to the economy.
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NRDC supports new renewable energy development plan for Mojave Desert

The plan sets out the development of renewable energy infrastructure on public lands in the California's Mojave Desert.
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New York State DEC nixes TMDL trading program

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rejects the trading program for total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for phosphorus.
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NRDC celebrates California's agriculture antibiotics limits

Governor signed legislation to limit antibiotic use in animals to only those who are sick.
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NRDC releases Third Annual Energy Report, celebrates gains in renewable energy reliance

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently released its Third Annual Energy Report, titled “A Tectonic Shift in America’s Energy Landscape,” marking historic gains for wind, solar and other renewable sources in the country’s energy market.
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California Assembly approves aggressive Clean Energy Bill

Bill would require half of state's energy to be renewable within 15 years.
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California bill targeting water-main leaks sent to governor's desk

The California State Senate sent SB 555, which aims to prevent water loss at utilities by better managing leakage, to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk late last week. If Brown signs the bill into law, it would tackle water waste at urban suppliers by requiring them to report their losses each year.
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