Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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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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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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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Puerto Rico’s Universidad Metropolitana wins $91,000 environmental education grant

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will promote environmental education for students throughout Puerto Rico through a $91,000 grant recently awarded to San Juan’s Universidad Metropolitana.
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McCarthy to address Paris UN Climate Change Conference

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will speak on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held this week in Paris, France.
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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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Washington Department of Ecology accepting comments on proposed Port of Seattle study

The Washington Department of Ecology has proposed an environmental study of sediments sampled at the Port of Seattle’s Pier 91.
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Queens College receives EPA grant to promote education on monarch butterflies in NYC

New York City’s Queens College recently won an environmental education grant worth $91,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to support its Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Project.
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Palmer supports blocking EPA regulations on power plants, greenhouse gases

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) recently voted in support of S.J. Res 23 and S.J. Res 24.
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Massport wins $333,000 grant for diesel engine replacement at Boston’s Conley Terminal

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently received a $333,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to replace the engines of five rubber-tired gantry cranes with new, cleaner diesel engines at the Port of Boston’s Conley shipping terminal.
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Gosar applauds passage of amendment to limit lawsuits on energy projects on federal land

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) lauded the recent approval of an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act.
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EPA and ELI to host CERCLA panel on 35th anniversary of law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in a public seminar on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on Dec. 10.
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Barrasso releases report condemning President Obama’s efforts at Paris climate talks

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) recently released a report on President Barack Obama’s actions at the Paris climate talks, highlighting how his efforts to promote a global agreement on climate change would bypass Congress and bind the country's emissions reductions targets.
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Minnesota DNR announces 44 state conservation grants worth $5.7 million

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently awarded conservation grants totalling $5.7 million to 44 organizations after a record-breaking application period that saw the department receive 68 requests worth a total of $11.1 million.
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Idaho DEQ proposes changes to manual on subsurface sewage disposal systems

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed changes to its manual on the design, construction and operation of subsurface sewage disposal systems this week, with updates developed around the latest public health standards.
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National Biodiesel Board supports legislation to reform industry tax incentives

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently urged Congress to support biodiesel growth through passage of new legislation that would change the industry tax incentive from a blender’s credit to a producer’s credit.
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Maine wetlands to benefit from $880,000 in grants

Eight wetland projects in Maine’s Central Interior and Midcoast and Southern regions will receive grants to fund their preservation, restoration and enhancement efforts from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP).
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Portman celebrates passage of microbead blocking legislation

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) lauded the passage of the Microbeads Free Waters Act of 2015 this week, pointing out the benefits to his home state.
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Palmer speaks out against stricter Stream Protection Rule

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) spoke out against proposed changes to the Stream Protection Rule at a Department of the Interior (DOI) hearing on the topic this week.
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