Monday, May 29, 2017
Energy and Power, Environment and Economy Subcommittees grill McCarthy during EPA budget hearing

The House Energy and Power and Environment and Economy Subcommittees recently questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on issues including the economic the impact of EPA regulations during a hearing on the EPA’s budget for FY 2017.
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EPA accepting applications for New England Healthy Communities Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of the New England Healthy Communities Grant Program, which funds projects that promote human health and quality of life while reducing environmental risks.
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EPA awards five grants for research on water reuse and conservation practices

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced five Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants that will allow the receiving institutions to study the impacts water reuse and conservation practices can have on human and ecological health.
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EPA releases third DERA report to Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its third Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) report to Congress, which shows that the program has helped clean up approximately 335,200 tons of nitrogen oxides and 14,700 tons of fine particles.
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas wins $330,000 grant to study water reuse systems

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas recently won a grant of just under $330,000 to study the risks of microbes in various water reuse systems through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiative to study the impacts of water reuse and conservation.
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Abbott appoints four to Nueces River Authority Board of Directors

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently made four appointments to the Nueces River Authority board of directors.
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Ohio EPA approves Corps dredging project for Cleveland Harbor

The Army Corps of Engineers recently gained approval from The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to dredge six miles of the Cuyahoga River to maintain open waterways in the Cleveland Harbor.
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EPA’s DERA program funds cleaner air in Pacific Northwest

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report quantifying the impacts of its Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program, which recently provided more than $1.25 million to projects in the Pacific Northwest.
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EPA proposes 'no discharge zone' for NY portion of St. Lawrence River

Following a petition from the State of New York, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently determined that the New York portion of the St. Lawrence River is eligible to become a “no discharge zone.”
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House Environment Subcommittee holds hearing on EPA’s Regional Haze Program

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee recently held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze Program, including its potential impact and costs.
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EPA provides $365,000 for plastic trash pollution prevention in NY and NJ waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $365,000 in grant funding through the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) for projects that will prevent plastic trash pollution in the waterways of New Jersey and New York.
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