Wednesday, September 20, 2017
EPA takes action against two Nevada companies for failure to comply with worker pesticide protections

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took action against two Nevada companies for violations of federal pesticide worker safety laws, which the Nevada Department of Agriculture discovered during June 2015 inspections.
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EPA and The Recycling Partnership team up for study of nation’s curbside recycling programs

The Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with The Recycling Partnership for an in-depth study of the nation’s curbside recycling programs, which will gather data from 400 programs.
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EPA announces 28 GLRI grants worth $12.5 million

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded 28 grants totalling $12.5 million through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which will fund projects focused on invasive species prevention, invasive species control, urban watershed management implementation and agricultural watershed management implementation.
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House advances bipartisan chemical safety bill

The House recently advanced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, an overhaul of the regulations on chemical safety contained in the Toxic Substances Control Act, with a vote of 403 to 12.
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Ohio EPA announces public hearings on Rover pipeline compressor stations

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will hold five public hearings throughout the month of June to provide communities with proposed compressor stations for the Rover pipeline information about the draft air permits for those stations’ installation and operations.
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Ryan appoints 13 Energy and Commerce members for conference with Senate on energy package

The House recently voted to bring its amendment to S. 2012, a comprehensive energy package, in a Conference with the Senate, leading House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to appoint 13 members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to aid in House negotiations.
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New York to receive $190 in drinking water and wastewater funding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the State of New York will receive nearly $190 million of federal funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements through state revolving funds.
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Gosar celebrates House vote on his amendments to energy and water development appropriations Bill

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently lauded his colleagues in the House for voting affirmatively on five amendments that he introduced for H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
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Ohio EPA ramps up efforts to address harmful algal blooms

Ohio is taking steps to better address harmful algal blooms in the state’s recreational waters, including lake beaches and boat ramps, as the weather creates conditions more conducive to them.
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McCarthy announces EPA 2015 Battle of the Buildings winners

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy recently penned a blog post on the importance of energy efficiency in honor of the EPA’s 2015 Battle of the Buildings winners.
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J&L Steel Lagoons property covered by covenant not to sue

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently granted Groffre Investments a covenant not to sue over the former J&L Steel Lagoons property in Louisville, Ohio, due to the company’s investigation and remediation efforts.
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Maine company to pay more than $143,000 following ammonia violations

Penobscot McCrum, a company based in Belfast, Maine, that runs a potato processing plant, will pay $60,500 in civil penalties following an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement action due violations in the plant’s use of ammonia.
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Missouri S&T student wins EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship, which will allow her to further her environmental engineering education.
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EPA requires emission control measures as part of Utah’s regional haze plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued partial approval and partial disapproval for a regional haze plan submitted by Utah that will reduce haze-forming emissions in the state’s National Parks and Wilderness Areas.
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EPA names Virginia's Solutex Safer Choice Partner of the Year

Solutex Inc., based in Sterling, Virginia, was recently named a Safer Choice Partner of the Year, a distinction for companies that have shown commitment to products certified through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program.
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West Virginia attorney general wants EPA to honor stay; stop advancing energy regulation

Over the past year, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has taken numerous steps to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) does not get enforced.
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Gosar salls for Army Corps of Engineers aid in addressing salt cedar on Gila River

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently called for support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in the removal of salt cedar trees, an invasive species, along the Gila River.
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EPA proposes excavation of contaminated soil at New York’s Li Tungsten Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed further excavation at the Li Tungsten Superfund site, in Glen Cove, New York, to remove soil that is contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic and lead.
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Ohio projects receive $3.3 million for Lake Erie protection and restoration

Seven projects impacting northern Ohio and the Lake Erie basin will receive federal funding through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), according to a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement.
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EPA and NIH fund research on environmental health in vulnerable populations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded five universities, including the University of Arizona (UA), funding to establish centers to understand how environmental conditions can be improved for vulnerable populations.
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