Tuesday, April 25, 2017
EPA chief set to speak at National Water Policy Forum

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was set to speak today at the National Water Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., calling for the protection of U.S. streams and wetlands. McCarthy’s remarks primarily will focus on those waters, which are vulnerable to pollution and destruction, because of their role in providing a third of Americans' drinking water.
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EPA issues order to stop sale of unregistered pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an order to three Florida companies to prevent the sale, use or removal of OxiTitan and other products with the same formulation, as they have not been tested and registered.
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EPA teams with other agencies for solar purchasing agreement

Following President Obama's executive order for federal agencies to reduce greenhouse emissions and increase renewable energy use, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined the Forest Service, Department of Energy and General Services Administration (GSA) in announcing the first federal partnership for solar power purchasing.
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Over 200 attend Smith's EPA regulation roundtable

“Reining in the EPA: A Regulation Roundtable,” a public forum hosted by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), attracted over 200 participants Wednesday at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.
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BIO pushes EPA to revise fuel standard plan

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise faulty methodology inherent to the EPA’s update of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard following its proposed ruling Friday to settle controversy on the legislation.
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EPA chief says final clean water rule will narrow definition of tributaries

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said the government is set to finalize its clean water rule this spring and that the end product will clarify exactly the kinds of streams and wetlands that need protection.
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Shuster to introduce bill combatting EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) plans on Monday to introduce the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, a bill that would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its Waters of the United States rule.
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EPA Administrator McCarthy heads to Oregon to award DERA grant

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will award the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant in Portland on Wednesday.
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EPA approves climate-friendly refrigerant under SNAP program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 10 that it would approve HFC-32, also called R-32, a refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning, used as part of its Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) program.
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Sen. Inhofe reacts to EPA settlement on Renewable Fuel Standard

Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) settlement on a suit brought by oil industry trade associations over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) released a statement on April 10 acknowledging the terms’ gains but calling for the program to be scrapped.
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IECA testifies against EPA Clean Power Plan proposal

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) testified Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan rule and in support of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which was introduced to combat it.
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House subcommittee reviews Ratepayer Protection Act

Chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfeld (R-KY), the House Subcommittee in Energy and Power held a hearing Tuesday regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan and an opposing Ratepayer Protection Act.
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EPA inventory discovers increased greenhouse gas emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks on Tuesday, which found that emissions increased by two percent from 2012 to 2013, due to increased energy consumption.
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EPA seeks input on 2020 environmental justice strategy

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft action agenda relating to aiding environmentally vulnerable areas and communities, the agency said on Wednesday. The EJ 2020 Action Agenda is a proposed environmental-justice strategy that will utilize current EPA programs and inter-agency cooperation.
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CRE warns of fallout from EPA regulations on coal-fired plants

Jim Tozzi from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy today, addressing issues with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned regulations for new coal-fired plants.
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Mining association head criticizes EPA regulations

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released a damning statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule and proposed Clean Power Plan.
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TopBuild Home Services earns EPA Energy Star award

TopBuild Home Services achieved top honors from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program, and will collect its 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Home Energy Rater Award on Monday.
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EDF calls for Toxic Substances Control Act reform

Environmental Defense Fund says new legislation would fix act's larger issues.
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EPA proposes 'no discharge zone' for NY’s Lake Cayuga, Lake Seneca, Seneca River

Agency agrees with petition from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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EPA uses mobile lab to evaluate Austin soil

Residents able to have lawn and garden soil analyzed for heavy metals.
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