Tuesday, February 28, 2017
EPA determines aircraft engines contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a Clean Air Act determination that certain aircraft engines contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to climate change and endangering public and environmental health.
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EPA proposes plan to address contamination in NY’s Koppers Pond

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting public comments on a proposed plan for Koppers Pond, located in the Kentucky Avenue Wellfield Superfund site in Horseheads, New York, which would mitigate soil and sediment contamination
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EPA and NIH award $28 million to fund research in children’s environmental health

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded nearly $28 million in funding to five Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
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UC Berkeley researchers win $6 million grant to study environmental factors in childhood leukemia

The Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE), at the University of California, Berkeley, recently received $6 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
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Idaho DEQ proposes TMDLs for Upper Salmon River subbasin

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is currently accepting public comments on proposed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) as part of its efforts to improve water quality in the Upper Salmon River subbasin.
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EPA meets with NJ farmers to discuss updated Worker Protection Standard

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the agricultural industry recently met to discuss the recently updated Worker Protection Standard, which provides stricter protections for agricultural workers.
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EPA, DOJ and Nevada Department of Environmental Protection settle with Nevada DOT

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) over stormwater management violations.
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Honeywell International and Georgia Power Company to fund LCP Chemicals Superfund Site cleanup

Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Company have agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice that will see them spend approximately $28.6 million to clean up the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.
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EPA, USACE and Texas Water Board sign agreement on large water supply projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Southwestern Division and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently met to sign a Partnering Agreement on cooperation on large water supply projects in Texas
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Inhofe criticizes EPA nominee list for chartered CASAC

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy about the nominees for the EPA’s chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
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Institute for Energy Research says Renewable Fuel Standard will hurt corn farmers

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has not been advantageous for consumers, and it doesn’t bode well for corn farmers either, according to Robert L. Bradley Jr., founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research in Houston.
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EPA announces B+ water quality grade for Charles River

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a water quality grade of B+ for Boston’s Charles River for 2015, marking a slight improvement from 2014, as the river nearly made an A-.
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Ohio EPA to host public information session on proposed sewer line plan in Mentor

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will host a public information session and hearing on Aug. 11 in Mentor, Ohio, on the proposed sewer interceptor line that would run through the city.
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EPA releases report detailing evidence of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the fourth edition of its "Climate Change Indicators in the United States" report, which shows evidence of climate change through statistical trends in 37 climate indicators.
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EPA awards NM Environment Department $427,000 grant for hazardous waste management

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $427,022 that it will use to develop programs to mitigate the risks to public and environmental health posed by hazardous waste facilities.
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EPA and Georgia Tech sign MOU for cooperation on research, student opportunities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) recently signed an MOU that will see them cooperate on environmental policy work and internship opportunities for students.
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Chamber criticizes new guidance for environmental reviews under NEPA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently criticized the White House’s final guidance for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental reviews, citing its potential to hinder development and land management projects.
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EPA partners with Atlanta, local organizations to clean up Proctor Creek

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Atlanta, Georgia, recently joined other local partners to launch the Proctor Creek Trash Free Waters Community Workforce Program.
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EPA adds waste and materials tracker to Energy Star Portfolio Manager

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new feature for its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which allows building owners and managers to track waste and materials.
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UW wins EPA STAR grant to develop air pollution sensor technology

The University of Washington (UW) will use a $750,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), awarded through the EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, to develop low-cost air pollution sensor technology.
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