Monday, May 29, 2017
TopBuild Home Services earns EPA Energy Star award

TopBuild Home Services achieved top honors from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program, and will collect its 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Home Energy Rater Award on Monday.
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EDF calls for Toxic Substances Control Act reform

Environmental Defense Fund says new legislation would fix act's larger issues.
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EPA proposes 'no discharge zone' for NY’s Lake Cayuga, Lake Seneca, Seneca River

Agency agrees with petition from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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EPA uses mobile lab to evaluate Austin soil

Residents able to have lawn and garden soil analyzed for heavy metals.
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EPA discovers methyl bromide improperly used in Puerto Rico

Pesticide that sickened Delaware family came from Puerto Rico distributor
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W.V. congressman says EPA is threatening state's livelihood

U.S. Court of Appeals begins hearing arguments in proposed coal-powered energy rule change
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EPA head to speak at Energy Star awards ceremony

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will recognize organizations across the U.S. for their commitment to energy-efficiency today at the Energy Star Partner of the Year awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Rand Paul introduces Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2015

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on Friday the introduction of a bill that aims to redefine navigable waters and would limit federal regulation and jurisdiction. 
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Virgin Islands governor to be briefed on EPA report

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett recently called for a meeting with Gov. Kenneth Mapp to discuss a report from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of the Inspector General.
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Ohio awards products manufacturer with state EPA award

Presenting Kent Elastomer Products Inc. a Gold Level Award in Ohio’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program, state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Craig Butler traveled to Kent today to applaud the firm’s high standard of environmental awareness.
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Massachusetts creates 2 offices to promote community partnership

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced on April 16 that it has created an Office of Municipal Partnerships and Governmental Affairs and an Office of Permit and Regulatory Ombudsman and Special Projects.
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Federal agencies enter Resilient Lands and Waters Partnership

The Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration today announced a joint effort, the Resilient Lands and Waters Partnership, to protect and restore important landscapes in four regions across the country.
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EPA honors Sonoma County with Clean Air Excellence Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that California’s Sonoma County is being recognized for its commitment to clean air and climate initiatives at the Clean Air Excellence Awards.
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EPA announces 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards on Monday, recognizing government agencies, businesses, partnerships, public education programs and tribal initiatives working towards cleaner air and climate protection.
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National Resources Defense Council fires back at Clean Power Plan opponents

In response to recent comments from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a statement today calling their fears unfounded.
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Toledo celebrates Earth Day with drinking water treatment plant improvements

Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson joined Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Craig W. Butler today to celebrate Earth Day and announce planned improvements to the local drinking water treatment plant.
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EPA, Atlanta Metropolitan State College enter environmental sustainability agreement

As delineated in a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) will develop sustainable campuses and communities in Atlanta and the surrounding area.
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Texas governor slams EPA's 'regional haze' rule, implementation mandate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent an official protest to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, challenging the "regional haze" rule and the EPA’s efforts to force Texas into adopting a federal implementation plan instead of the state's own implementation plan.
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EPA installs data-driven park bench to monitor Philadelphia air

Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, in concert with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), installed a unique, high-tech bench Tuesday that informs the public of weather and air quality measurement.
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Gosar's language included in House engergy and water appropriations bill

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said Wednesday he is pleased the House Appropriations Committee included his provisions when it approved the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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