Saturday, August 19, 2017
$120,000 EPA grant to help fight noise issues in Seattle neighborhood

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a $120,000 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving grant for El Centro de la Raza, a Seattle-based community group seeking to reduce noise pollution in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln, St. Louis University receive Urban Waters grants

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and St. Louis University were recently awarded Urban Waters grants from the Environmental Protection Agency worth nearly $60,000 each for programs to protect and improve waterways in their local communities.
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$55,000 grant to address flooding in New Mexico

In its latest round of Urban Waters Small Grants, the Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $1.3 million to 22 organizations across the country, including $55,000 to Amigos Bravos in Barnalillo County, New Mexico.
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Restoration of Atlanta’s Procter Creek gets $60,000 boost

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $60,000 grant through the Urban Waters Small Grants Program to restore Atlanta’s Proctor Creek through two green infrastructure projects that will be managed by The Conservation Fund.
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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation stormwater project gets $60,000 grant

Through its most recent round of Urban Waters grants, the Environmental Protection Agency will help fund a Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundations’ project to assess stormwater runoff and improve mitigation practices in the New Orleans area.
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EPA takes steps to reduce exposure to five PBTs

The Environmental Protection Agency recently took steps to limit exposure to five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals through processes established in the recently enacted Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
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Guam Waterworks Authority gains $7.8 million for infrastructure improvements

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced nearly $8 million in funding for the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) to provide loans to local communities for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.
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EPA funds urban water quality education in Los Angeles with two $60,000 grants

Two Los Angles-based organizations recently won funding of nearly $60,000 each from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grants program, allowing them to educate students in their communities on water quality.
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EPA, Edward Waters College partner to develop environmental policy work

In an effort to better environmental policy work and produce internship possibilities for students interested in ecological careers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a partnership with Edward Waters College.
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Mystic, Connecticut rivers to benefit from $120,000 in EPA funding

As part of 22 recently announced grants through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grants Program, the agency will support local organizations’ efforts improve water quality in the Mystic and Connecticut rivers in Massachusetts.
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Bipartisan support growing to reform renewable fuel standards

Bipartisan congressional support for legislation to significantly reform renewable fuel standards is increasing as more is learned about flaws with the standards, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).
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Missouri city named Green Power Community of the Year

Maplewood, Missouri, recently won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Community of the Year Award for 2016 based on the community's continued excellence in demonstrating the benefits of expanded green power support.
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Two groups in Washington State receive Urban Waters grants

The Environmental Protection Agency recently selected two Washington organizations, the Lummi Indian Business Council in Bellingham and The Lands Council in Spokane, for grants to improve and protect local urban waters.
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EPA administrator praises Kigali agreement to limit HFCs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy recently lauded the achievements and historic nature of the recent Kigali agreement, which saw countries around the world agree to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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EPA recognizes 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards winners

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the winners of the 2016 Green Power Leadership Awards that recognize companies, governments and institutions that have helped support the U.S. renewable energy market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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New York, New Jersy water quality improvement efforts get EPA funding assist

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded nearly $110,000 to two organizations in New York and New Jersey for projects to improve the water quality in their local communities.
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Three Minnesota agencies garner Federal Green Challenge awards

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minnesota National Guard and U.S. EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division based in Duluth recently won Federal Green Challenge awards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA funds grant to reduce diesel emissions at Port of Baltimore

The Maryland Environmental Services recently won a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant of more than $975,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce diesel emissions from the equipment used to move cargo at the city’s port.
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EPA announces funding for five-year environmental education program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will partner on a five-year program called 'ee360' to train more than 4,400 environmental educators.
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Ohio EPA announces $24,000 low-interest loan for drinking water project in Adams County

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a $23,716 low-interest loan for Adams County, which, combined with two $250,000 grants, will allow the county to upgrade its drinking water delivery system.
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