Tuesday, August 22, 2017
USDA and EPA announce first five Cool & Connected communities

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the communities across the nation that will receive assistance in using broadband service to revitalize their towns through the Cool & Connected program.
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The Heritage Foundation: CPP would impact economy, not climate change

President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), touted as the solution to global warming caused by carbon emissions, may not have much impact on global temperatures, according to the Heritage Foundation.
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EPA awards Baltimore foundation $22,000 for safe urban garden development education

Baltimore’s Parks and People Foundation recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) environmental justice grant worth $22,000, which it will use to educate residents on creating urban gardens on vacant properties.
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Two Florida manufacturers named EPA Safer Choice Partners of the Year

Florida’s Futurescape Inc. and Osprey Biotechnics Inc. are among the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners this year due to their commitment to cleaning and household products registered in the Safer Choice program
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EPA settles with Hawaii company over pesticide labelling violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Honolulu Wood Treating, based in Kapolei, Oahu, agreed to a settlement following labelling violations discovered in 2014 and 2015, which will see the company pay a $33,750 penalty.
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Ohio EPA recognizes environmental stewardship of Enginetics Corp.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Ohio EPA) recently recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of Enginetics Corp., a Huber Heights-based company that produces aircraft engine components.
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EPA recognizes The Kroger Co. for efforts in Food Recovery Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored The Kroger Co. for excellence in three categories of the EPA Food Recovery Challenge — leadership, innovation, and education and outreach.
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Ohio EPA offers mosquito control grants

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will award grants for controlling mosquitos and fighting the spread of mosquito-borne viruses to local and state agencies, which can apply for funding for their own projects or in partnership with other organizations.
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Gosar criticizes public comment period on boating restrictions for Lake Havasu

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently condemned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for extending the public comment period on proposed boating restriction for Lake Havasu for 30 days instead of the 60 days he and community members had requested.
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EPA Regional Administrator recognizes Colorado fourth-graders who removed styrofoam from school district

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath recently visited Lake County Intermediate School in Leadville, Colorado, to award a group of fourth-graders with the President’s Environmental Youth Award.
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EPA New England Environmental Merit Awards recognize four Maine winners

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New England regional office recently honored four Maine individuals and organizations in the Environmental Merit Awards, recognizing their efforts to protect and improve their local environment.
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Ohio EPA highlights infrastructure improvement projects in Miamisburg

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Craig W. Butler recently visited the City of Miamisburg’s water reclamation facility, which is undergoing improvements, in recognition of the city’s efforts to upgrade its wastewater and drinking water treatment efforts.
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Don’t rush compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Pennsylvania coal lobbyist says

Pennsylvania Coal Alliance CEO John Pippy thinks rushing compliance with the Clean Power Plan will waste taxpayers' money, among other pitfalls.
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EPA proposes new regulations for oil and gas methane emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed regulations on methane, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air emissions for the oil and natural gas industry, which would apply to new, modified and reconstructed sources.
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Chicago Youth Centers Nature Team and Carmel Green Teen program win regional President’s Environmental Youth Awards

The Chicago Youth Centers Nature Team and Carmel, Indiana’s Carmel Green Teen program recently won regional President’s Environmental Youth Awards, a recognition of the organizations environmental efforts from the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Inhofe calls EPA’s proposed methane regulations unnecessary

Following a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of proposed methane regulations on the oil and gas industry, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, condemned the rules as costly and unnecessary.
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UC Berkeley team takes second place in EPA design contest to reduce stormwater Pollution

A team from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) recently won second place honors in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Campus RainWorks Challenge, in the Demonstration Project category.
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EPA names new Caribbean Environmental Protection Division head

Carmen Guerrero Pérez, who has been the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources since 2013, will lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Caribbean Environmental Protection Division beginning on July 11.
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Maine laboratory to spend $100,000 in settlement over RCRA violations

The Maine Health & Environmental Testing Laboratory will spend $100,000 fulfilling the stipulations of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following alleged violations of federal and state regulations on hazardous waste.
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EPA proposes establishing Eastern Long Island Sound disposal dite for dredged materials

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the designation of an Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS), in addition to the central and western Long Island Sound disposal sites, to be located offshore from New London, Connecticut.
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