Thursday, September 21, 2017
Charlotte ranks 21 on EPA’s list of cities with most Energy Star certified buildings

Charlotte, North Carolina, earned the 21st spot on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Top Cities” list, which recognizes the American cities and metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings.
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NTEA trucking survey shows growth in biodiesel use

The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA) recently released the 2016 results of its Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey, which show biodiesel as both the current best selling alternative fuel and the one with the most future interest.
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Clean Power Plan creates challenges, yet utility companies can adapt, EEI says

Utilities are divided when it comes to their reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, yet the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) remains confident they can adapt accordingly.
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EPA awards Central States Air Resource Agencies Association $560,000 grant

The Central States Air Resource Agencies Association (CenSARA) recently won a grant worth more than $560,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which it will use in its work to promote air quality across its nine member states.
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Gosar introduces five appropriations riders to block EPA regulations

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently submitted five riders in the House Appropriations Committee, that would block implementation of five regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA unveils Village Green Station at Chicago’s Jane Addams Elementary School

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its latest Village Green Station at Jane Addams Elementary School, located on Chicago’s Southeast Side, with a ceremony attended by students and teachers from the school and EPA Acting Region 5 Administrator Robert Kaplan.
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Boxer supports environmental policy to fight climate change at EPW hearing

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently spoke of the importance of environmental policies at a committee hearing entitled “Examining the Role of Environmental Policies on Access to Energy and Economic Opportunity.”
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Boxer advocates increased investment in water infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently advocated for more investment in America’s water infrastructure at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing entitled “The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable.”
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Washington Dept. of Ecology, University of Washington to study groundwater contamination

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently proposed a legal agreement with the University of Washington (UW) to investigate and study several plumes of groundwater contamination left from industrial use of the land.
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Two Washington Dept. of Ecology projects earn recognition during White House Water Summit

The White House Water Summit, run in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, recently highlighted two projects led by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River, which impact the Yakima and Methow river basins.
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EPA finalizes monitoring plan for waterways impacted by Gold King Mine release

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized its conceptual monitoring plan for the Animas and San Juan rivers, which will allow the EPA to gather significant data on the rivers’ conditions following the August 2015 Gold King Mine release.
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Idaho DEQ proposes revisions to water quality trading guidance

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently proposed revising the statewide water quality trading guidance to update the material, ensuring it is timely, and answer common stakeholder questions.
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Flint residents told to take part in flushing program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Flint recently recommended that Flint residents take part in a flushing program that will help recovery efforts for the city’s drinking water system.
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RSC proposes undoing the Clean Power Plan, other Obama 'experiments' that have harmed the economy

A Republican Study Committee (RSC) report urges the repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and other "experiments" from the Obama Administration that have left "too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet,”
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EPA settles with Nebraska company over lead renovation regulation violations

LHP LLC and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 recently settled on an enforcement action regarding the real estate company’s renovation work on a rental home in Lincoln, Nebraska, where it did not take proper steps to prevent lead exposure.
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GAO releases report calling EPA data on class II programs inadequate to measure effectiveness

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report detailing its findings that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data collection practices surrounding inspections and enforcement action for underground drinking water sources are inadequate.
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Ohio EPA announces $15 million in grants to reduce diesel emisions

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded 26 grants worth more than $15 million through the Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program, allowing organizations throughout the state to reduce their contributions to air pollution.
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EPA launches voluntary program for methane emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a voluntary program for the oil and gas sector that seeks to make cost-effective reductions to the industry’s methane emissions, which are more than 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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EPA recognizes food recovery program at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona recently earned EPA recognition for its successful food recovery program, which saw food recovery at the university increase by 1,232 percent from 2013 to 2014.
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EPA and DOJ settle with 66 companies for cleanup of Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached an agreement with 66 companies that will see them providing approximately $70 million for the cleanup of the Whittier, California Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund Site.
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