Thursday, September 21, 2017
Upton and Shimkus celebrate chemical safety reform becoming law

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL) who chairs the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, recently celebrated the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act becoming law.
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EPA announces 2016 city selections for Greening America’s Communities program

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the six cities that will receive assistance in sustainable design strategies through the Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program in 2016.
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USDA, Interior support water conservation with $47 million in investments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of the Interior (Interior) recently announced investments topping $47 million that will allow water districts and private-lands producers to conserve more water.
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EPA awards $100,000 to Santa Clara Pueblo for non-point source pollution prevention

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Santa Clara Pueblo of New Mexico a grant of nearly $100,000 for a program that will improve water quality in the Santa Clara Creek water shed.
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EPA marks 10th anniversary of WaterSense program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the WaterSense program, which promotes water-efficient products, programs and homes and has saved 1.5 trillion gallons of water over the past decade.
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NCCR urges Congress to repeal ‘misguided’ ethanol mandate

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) is calling for Congress to repeal the “government-imposed” federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requiring billions of gallons of corn ethanol to be blended into the country’s gasoline supply each year, escalating to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
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EPA settles with Iowa City over Clean Air Act Violations at landfill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Iowa City, Iowa, recently agreed to an administrative civil settlement over Clean Air Act violations that will see Iowa City spend more than $2.1 million on compliance, an environmental project and a civil penalty.
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Gosar calls for removal of Lake Havasu boating restricutions

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently wrote to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) pushing to withdraw boating restrictions for Lake Havasu following an announcement from FWS Southwest Regional Director Dr. Benjamin Tuggle.
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EPA settles with Nevada companies over distribution of unregistered pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled with two Sparks, Nevada, companies, in an agreement that includes a $12,000 civil penalty, over allegations that they distributed and sold an unregistered and misbranded pesticide
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EPA announces winners of 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the winners of the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards, which highlight the innovative efforts of groups and individuals who have taken on clean air and climate projects.
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Columbia, SC, Selected for 2016 Greening America’s Communities Program

Columbia, South Carolina, is one of six selected in 2016 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program, through which it will technical assistance to implement sustainable design strategies.
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Water Environment and Reuse Foundation wins $2.7 million in EPA funding

The Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), based in Alexandria, Virginia, recently won two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling more $2.7 million for water research projects.
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EPA partners with Port Everglades in air emissions study

In an effort to improve sustainable development, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Broward County’s Port Everglades will partner on a study of air emissions in a seaport scenario.
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EPA settles with Rhode Island company for Clean Air Act Violations

Cherenzia Excavation Inc., which operates a stone-crushing and gravel processioning facilities in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
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EPA releases proposed cleanup plan for parts of Connecticut Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting public comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the Raymark Industries Inc. Superfund Site in Stratford, Connecticut, which was developed with community members and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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EPA proposes stricter selenium standards for San Francisco Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed heightening the water quality criteria for selenium in the San Francisco Bay and Delta, which would protect aquatic species and reduce exposure to the contaminant.
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17 Mid-Atlantic organizations win $800,000 in G3 Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chesapeake Bay Trust and Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently announced more than $800,000 in grants for organizations in the Mid-Atlantic through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3).
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EPA honors three Southern California groups with 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the seven winners of the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards with a ceremony in Washington, D.C., including three groups based in Southern California.
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Expert says Renewable Fuel Standard should be repealed

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost the nation’s reliance on renewable fuels, Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but some believe the program presents more challenges than it solves.
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EPA provides $203,000 for Oklahoma Dept. of Labor asbestos management efforts

The Oklahoma Department of Labor recently received $202,970 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) program, which will help protect state workers and school children from asbestos exposure.
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