Tuesday, February 28, 2017
EPA proposes allowing Percussion Activated Neutralizer training at Joint Base Cape Cod

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing an agreement with the Massachusetts Army National Guard that would allow for training with a Percussion Activated Neutralizer (PAN) at Joint Base Cape Cod’s (JBCC) Camp Edwards.
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EPA proposes cleanup plan for Washington’s Wyckoff-Eagle Harbor Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a draft cleanup plan for the Wyckoff-Eagle Harbor Superfund Site on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at which the beach, soil and groundwater are contaminated with creosote and other related chemicals.
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University of New Mexico wins $335,000 grant to study relationship between air quality and changing climate

The University of New Mexico recently won a $335,605 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program to research air quality protection measures that can be implemented to counteract the impacts of climate change.
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Ohio EPA awards $1.35 million in grants to develop recycling market

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $1.35 million in grants that will further develop the state’s recycling market, allowing for the diversion of more plastics, glass, fiber and other materials from regional waste streams and creating 13 new jobs
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Harvard wins $720,000 to study impact of climate change on dust and smoke on earth’s surface

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a research grant of $719,780 to the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where a researcher will study how climate change impacts air quality through changes in dust and smoke on the Earth’s surface.
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Kawasaki settles with EPA over hazardous waste storage violations in New York facility

Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., in Yonkers, New York, recently settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over violations of federal hazardous waste laws, specifically the companies storage of hazardous waste without a permit.
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EPA awards $220,000 in funding to New Mexico to improve indoor air quality

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently received more than $220,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect state residents from indoor air pollutants like radon gas.
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EPA approves Washington Dept. of Ecology plan to restore Lake Whatcom

A Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) plan to restore Lake Whatcom and protect the drinking water source for approximately 100,000 Washingtonians recently gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Michigan DNR announces $1.25 million in funding for Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently revealed the latest round of projects to gain approval for the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program, which will receive a total of $1.25 million.
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EPA requires work on isolation barrier system at Missouri’s West Lake Landfill Site

Bridgeton Landfill, in Bridgeton, Missouri, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent that will see the company immediately begin work on components of the West Lake Landfill Site’s isolation barrier system.
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Arizona regulators should wait for final Clean Power Plan decision complying, one legal expert says

In light of the Supreme Court issuing a stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a legal expert says regulators at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) should halt all preparations to comply with the CPP until the matter is resolved in the courts.
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Michigan submits public comment on proposed permit for crude oil transportation under St. Clair River

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently submitted a public comment letter to the Department of State regarding a proposed Presidential Permit that would allow the use of six pipelines that run under the St. Clair River to transport crude oil.
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Smith criticizes EPA on Pebble Mine decisions

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, recently criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its work surrounding the Pebble Mine, following a committee hearing with testimony from EPA officials.
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Inhofe calls for transparency in EPA selection of science advisors

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy addressing transparency in the agency’s selection process for science advisors.
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EPA and LeMoyne-Owen College sign MOU to encourage environmental studies

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LeMoyne-Owen College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see them work together over the next three years to encourage environmental fields of study.
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EPA observes Asthma Awareness Month

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Asthma Awareness Month throughout May, generating awareness about asthma attack prevention and recognizing asthma management programs from around the country.
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EPA allots $70 million for New Jersey wastewater and drinking water improvements

The State of New Jersey will receive more than $70 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, which will allow the state’s communities to protect public and environmental health
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EPA releases Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), its 21st edition of the document that shows a 9 percent reduction in emissions since 2005.
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Midwest teens win President’s Environmental Youth Award for recycling programs

Teenagers Laurel Stelter, from Pella, Iowa, and Cameron Gehlert, from Linn, Missouri, recently won the 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA), which is an annual recognition of environmental efforts from students in K-12.
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EPA awards $11 million for brownfields programs

Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $11 million in funding for brownfields cleanup projects to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Center for Creative Land Recycling and Kansas State University
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