Sunday, April 23, 2017
EPA makes $7 million available for school bus retrofitting and replacement rebates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for rebates totaling nearly $7 million for school bus fleet owners, both public and private, who replace or retrofit older school buses.
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EPA improves protection standards for nation’s farmworkers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday that it is updating its worker protection standards to better serve American farmworkers, giving them protections more in line with those provided to other industries.
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New England unhealthy air-quality days in past six months up over last year

Deviating from a long-term reduction trend, New England experienced a slight uptick in the number of unhealthy air-quality days between April and September of this year, compared with the same period in the previous two years, with 24 days of ozone concentrations above healthy levels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently said in a release.
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EPA adds Washington’s Grain Handling Facility at Freeman to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Grain Handling Facility at Freeman, located in Washington’s Spokane County, to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, according to an announcement released this week.
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New Mexico's updated Clean Air Plan gains EPA approval

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that it has approved New Mexico’s updates to its Clean Air Plan, which was adjusted to meet the latest standard of 2010’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) air standard in terms of implementation, maintenance and enforcement requirements.
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EPA finalizes plan for Corozal Well Superfund site groundwater treatment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan for groundwater treatment at the Corozal Well Superfund site in Corozal, Puerto Rico, which will utilize a previously installed system and natural processes to ensure the safety of those using the well for drinking water.
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ADEQ lifts fish consumption ban from Gila River, tributaries

After a 24-year ban due to unsafe levels of banned pesticides, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced this week that it has lifted the consumption ban against fish from the Gila River and its tributaries, an area encompassing 100 stream miles and 286 lake acres.
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Poll: Most Americans want Endangered Species Act overhauled

An August poll conducted by Morning Consult shows that 63 percent of Americans believe the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which was created in the 1970s, is outdated and should be revised. “The intent of the Endangered Species Act is inspiring, but results have been less so,” American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said.
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EPA proposes addition of Roswell's Groundwater Plume site to priority list

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the addition of Roswell, New Mexico’s Second Street Groundwater Plume site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) on Monday, due to the plume’s potential to impact the city’s drinking water.
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