Thursday, September 21, 2017
Penford requests air quality permit modification for Idaho Falls facility

Penford Products Co. sent an air quality permit modification request to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) concerning its Idaho Falls facility, according to a Thursday announcement.
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North American officials meet for environmental cooperation session

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will welcome environmental officials from Mexico and Canada in Boston tonight as part of a two-day session for the Council for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC).
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Industry, environmental groups praise EPA's HFC limits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule this month that phases out the most damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are the contributors to greenhouse gasses found in air conditioning and refrigeration units.
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Houston's SOLTEX wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Houston’s Synthetic Oil and Lubricants of Texas (SOLTEX) was one of six honorees at the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday, according to a release from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Burn Less Coal Promotes Pre-Treatment Coal Technology in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

BodyBurn Less Coal issued a release on Tuesday to highlight its catalyst solution, a pre-treatment technology that makes burning coal cleaner and more efficient, in response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the limits set in the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Clean Power Plan to not only reduce carbon emissions, but also to make homes, businesses and manufacturing facilities more efficient, to drive renewable energy use and promote natural gas.
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Honeywell supports EPA proposed HFCs bans

Ban could eliminate between 54 and 64 million metric tones of carbon dioxide equivalent.
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Report shows electric sector emissions are down

A newly released report on electric utilities emissions shows that the rates of air pollution from such facilities have significantly decreased in recent years, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
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Lawmakers challenge EPA's new Clay Ceramics Manufacturing rule

A bicameral group of lawmakers, led by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday challenging the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing rule.
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Two Honeywell Solstice refrigerants receive new EPA approval

Honeywell’s Solstice series of refrigerants received a range of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approvals under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), according to a Tuesday announcement from Honeywell.
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TECO earns Energy Star award for District Energy Center

Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) earned an Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to Burns & McDonnell, which worked with TECO as an engineering and construction contractor.
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Oklahoma receives EPA grant to monitor fine particulate matter

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of nearly $650,000 to monitor fine particulate matter, PM 2.5, according to an EPA announcement July 15.
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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality wins EPA grant for wetlands analysis

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will continue its work to analyze the condition of the state’s wetlands with a $245,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Pet care products firm settles with EPA over pesticide rule violations

PetEdge, Inc., a Beverly, Massachusetts, company dealing in pet care products, has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over violations of federal pesticide regulations, the EPA said Wednesday.
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Oklahoma company settles with EPA over oil discharge into river

The Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with Cottonwood Creek, Inc., an Enid, Oklahoma, company, over oil pollution from the Bonanza Station in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Cottonwood Creek sold the station in 2012.
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