Sunday, July 23, 2017
White House, EPA honor teachers, students for environmental efforts

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the winners of this year’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) during a ceremony at the White House July 17.
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Arkansas elementary school teacher wins presidential environmental honor

Jolie Hobbs, an elementary school teacher from Van Buren, Ark., was presented with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) at a White House ceremony July 17 honoring teachers and students from around the country for their environmental efforts.
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EPA settles with Wilbur-Ellis Company over alleged Clean Air Act violations

Kansas fertilizer facilities allegedly exceeded anhydrous ammonia threshold quantity.
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NC high school student wins presidential environmental award

North Carolina high school junior Sharon Chen earned a President’s Environmental Youth Award for developing a new, green method to recover copper from wood, which was presented at a ceremony at the White House today.
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Lawsuit alleges EPA failed to probe civil rights complaints

Californians for Renewable Energy (CARE) joined with five other community groups nationally in suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, alleging the agency failed to address their civil rights complaints for over a decade.
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EPA approves fast-food playground disinfectant Elephant Armor

A new disinfectant for play centers at fast-food restaurants, the Elephant Armor System, is now available, featuring silver dihydrogen citrate as its active ingredient.It is the first disinfectant to be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 30 years.
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BLR, Aarcher team up to offer environmental-compliance, safety consulting

Compliance and training leader Business & Legal Resources (BLR) said late last week that it will partner with Aarcher, Inc., which offers consulting and training for environmental management and compliance.
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New Mexico nun honored for environmental efforts

Sister Joan Brown recognized during White House's Champions of Change event.
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Connecticut man is 1 of 12 Champions of Change

Patrick Carolan honored by White House for environmental efforts.
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EPA recognizes five Chicago Safer Choice honorees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman honored five Safer Choice award-winners from the Chicago area and spoke about the new Safer Choice label at an event at the Loyola University Chicago Searle Biodiesel Lab today.
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EPA clears Nano-C to manufacture, sell single-walled carbon nanotubes

The Environmental Protection Agency cleared Nano-C, Inc., to manufacture and sell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT), which can be used in a range of engineering and electric applications, on Tuesday.
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Arizona DEQ announces $45,000 Brownfields Grant

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today that it has given Angel’s Corner Inc., a Brownfields Grant of $45,000 to address asbestos and lead-based paint contamination at the former Canyon Trading Post.
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Senators question EPA's 'transparency' on social cost of carbon estimates

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined nine other senators in sending a letter on Tuesday to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, highlighting their concerns about the formulation of the social cost of carbon (SCC) estimates.
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Pueblo of Santa Ana tribe given authority to monitor its water quality, wildlife

The Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico became the 50th tribe on Wednesday to be given authority to administer its own water-quality standards and certification programs by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Mineral-processing firms settle with EPA over failure to file toxic-release reports

Two mineral-processing companies based in North Canaan, Connecticut, have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over failure to file toxic-release inventory reports.
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EPA launches 2015 Energy Star Battle of Buildings to reduce consumption

Supporting President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday kicked off the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings, which pits more than 6,500 buildings and 125 teams against each other in an effort to reduce energy and water consumption.
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