Sunday, July 23, 2017
Noble Energy Inc. reaches settlement over Colorado emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice (DOJ) and state of Colorado announced today they have reached a settlement with Noble Energy Inc. over volatile organic compounds emissions in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.
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New Jersey receives EPA grant for ferry upgrades

Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced today that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has won a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace the engines on some of the state’s ferries.
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Senators ask EPA to strengthen Renewable Fuel Standard

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works toward finalizing its proposed rule on biofuels volume requirements for 2014 and subsequent years under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a bipartisan group of six senators is leading the call for a strong RFS.
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EPA announcing settlement to protect San Francisco Bay, Permanente Creek

Clean Water Act settlement involves Lehigh Southwest Cement and Hanson Permanente Cement.
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Ohio EPA to hold hearing on Mahoning Landfill expansion

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will discuss a draft permit for the expansion of the Mahoning Landfill during a public meeting May 7 at the Springfield Township Administration Building in New Springfield, Ohio.
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Does hydraulic fracturing cause groundwater contamination?

A recent hearing held by the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee examined the science related to the issue of hydraulic fracturing.
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Port of Houston Authority gets second Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Friday that her agency has awarded a Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Port of Houston Authority during her visit to the authority's headquarters. This is the authority’s second such grant, and like that grant, it will be used to replace drayage trucks with models featuring more environmentally friendly engines.
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EPA unveils revised cleanup plan for Fulton Avenue Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan on Friday to adjust a 2007 interim cleanup strategy for groundwater in North Hempstead and Hempstead in New York in response to a consistent decline in the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) since the original cleanup strategy was launched.
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Senators reach consensus on chemical safety bill

Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) yesterday announced a breakthrough agreement in legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety law.
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EPA sets out to reduce lead exposure in Nashua, N.H.

Agency pushing compliance with its Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule in bid to protect children.
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EPA highlights air quality grants at Port of Houston

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston today to promote grants aimed at improving air quality.
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Tennessee announces waste management plan

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) revealed its 2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan last week at the Environmental Show of the South in Gatlinburg.
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New England governors release energy infrastructure cooperation statement

Governors from the New England states released a statement on April 23 following a meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, discussing energy infrastructure strategies and regional challenges.
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EPA recognizes over 400 facilities for conservation efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized more than 400 federal facilities that took part in their Federal Green Challenge (FGC) on Tuesday, which led to an estimated savings of $24 million, as well as conservation of important resources.
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American Farm Bureau Federation files brief objecting to EPA data disclosure decision

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFMF) filed a legal brief on April 24, arguing that actions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which revealed contact information of thousands of farms and ranches, should not have been upheld on appeal.
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Bipartisan Rate Protection Act advances to House floor

A bipartisan act that would provide protections for ratepayers was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
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Sierra Club joins Peoria citizens in urging EPA to address permit inadequacies

Community says state's permitting for coal power plants doesn't protect citizens from air pollution.
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EPA to discuss Renewable Volume Obligations at ethanol workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release an announcement on the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) by the time the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) begins in June, according to a report released on Wednesday. 
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