Monday, September 25, 2017
USDA invests $8 million in Ogallala Aquifer initiative

The funds will be used to aid the drought-afflicted aquifer that serves eight states.
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Michigan finds elevated lead levels in Flint elementary school, some homes

Testing by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) found high levels of lead in nine faucets at the Freeman Elementary School in Flint, Michigan.
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McCarthy applauds Montreal Protocol Amendment to reduce HFCs

The amendment would reduce hydroflurocarbon (HFC) emissions around the world.
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EPA awards $3.3 million for environmental education

At total of 35 grants were dispersed to 24 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
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NRDC supports new renewable energy development plan for Mojave Desert

The plan sets out the development of renewable energy infrastructure on public lands in the California's Mojave Desert.
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Idaho DEQ to discuss air quality State Implementation Plan at upcoming meeting

The DEQ will meet with the West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee to discuss the State Implementation Plan for air quality.
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EPA agrees on investigation terms for Missoula, Montana Superfund site

The investigation will determine contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site in Montana’s Missoula County.
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EPA awards three environmental education grants in Pacific Northwest

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded non-profits in Idaho, Oregon and Washington with environmental education grants worth a combined $272,992.
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Flake applauds EPA announcement to revise Clean Air Act Exceptional Events Rule

The rule allows for uncontrollable natural events in states’ air-quality measurements.
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Rock snot and New Zealand mud snails found in Michigan rivers

Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to contain spread of invasive species.
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EPA celebrates top achievers in Waste Wise Program and Food Recovery Challenge

Both programs are designed to prevent food waste using sustainable management practices.
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EPA recognizes Dallas Housing Authority, Goodwill for Dallas Superfund Site development

Both organizations were praised for the cleanup of Dallas’ RSR Corporation Superfund site.
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Obama proclaims America Recycles Day 2015

The day emphasizes the importance of recycling for a more sustainable future.
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$1.3 million in grants for Long Island Sound projects announced

EPA, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and Fish and Wildlife Service funding 22 grants.
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