Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Doctoral student at UT Austin selected for EPA STAR Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Arley F. Muth, a graduate student from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) as one of 52 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellows.
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EPA awards GE’s Hillphoenix GreenChill Store Certification Excellence Award

Conyers, Georgia’s Hillphoenix recently earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Store Certification Excellence Award for this year due to its outstanding number of GreenChill Store Certifications.re
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EPA commends Water Well program addressing E. coli contamination in Wisconsin

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently commended the Peninsula Pride Farms’ Water Well program in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, for providing short-term relief to nearby residents whose private drinking water wells have been contaminated with E. coli, regardless of the source.
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EPA wins three Presidential GreenGov Sustainability awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently won three White House Presidential GreenGov Sustainability awards for its efforts to achieve federal sustainability goals set by President Obama.  
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Olson and Chabot question EPA administrator following proposed refrigerant regulation

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s proposed rule to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
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EPA honors Dublin, California Whole Foods with Best of the Best GreenChill Award

Whole Foods Market in Dublin, California, recently won the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Best of the Best” GreenChill Award in recognition of the store’s new environmentally friendly refrigeration system that uses ammonia instead of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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American Samoa receives $2.7 million EPA grant for environmental programs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a $2.7 million grant to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) for environmental programs such as inspections, drinking water and beach safety monitoring, cleanup activities, protective measures and emergency response.
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EPA launches fourth annual SepticSmart Week

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its fourth annual SepticSmart Week, highlighting the importance of septic tank maintenance for American homeowners and communities, as well as tips to keep tanks operating properly.  
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Ohio EPA announces public hearing on water quality certification for proposed pipeline project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) will hold a public hearing on a water quality certification application for a pipeline that would run through 14 Ohio counties on Sept. 28 in Fremont, Ohio.
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EPA announces funding for New England coastal watershed projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Southeast New England Program (SNEP) will support the monitoring and protection of coastal watersheds throughout southeast Rhode Island and Massachusetts with eight grants totalling more than $4.6 million in funding.
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Idaho DEQ awards $40,000 drinking water planning grant to Troy

Troy, Idaho, located in Latah County, recently won a drinking water planning grant of $40,000 from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that will go towards evaluation of the city’s water system.
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General Petroleum settles with EPA over Los Angeles facility Clean Water Act violations

General Petroleum Corp. recently settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over violations at its petroleum storage facility on the Port of Los Angeles’ Terminal Island, for which the company did not have an adequate Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan.  
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Iowa State University wins EPA grant to study value of water quality investments

Iowa State University will use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $800,000 to study water quality improvements in its surrounding ecosystems and quantify their economic values, giving communities more information about the benefits of water quality investments.
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Analysis of Clean Power Plan overestimates benefits, underestimates costs: Economist

Government analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan is deeply flawed, overestimating the benefits and underestimating the costs, an economist commissioned to carry out his own study of the plan said.
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EPA selects 13 STAR fellows from Pacific Southwest schools

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $6 million in funding for 52 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellows, including 13 fellows from universities in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.
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North Carolina State University at Raleigh wins $800,000 EPA grant to study water quality

North Carolina State University at Raleigh recently won a $800,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the value of high water quality in Southeast watersheds impacted by increasing development.
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UNH doctoral student among seven recently announced New England STAR Fellows

University of New Hampshire doctoral student Christopher Whitney recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship that will see him receive $132,000 in funding to support his research.
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EPA releases report on emissions reduction measures in nation’s ports

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report detailing strategies and technologies that ports throughout the country, including a full range of port types and sizes, can utilize to reduce air pollution.
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EPA awards $2.4 million to three New England universities for water quality studies

Clark University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Connecticut, all located in New England, recently received $800,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the economic value of protecting and improving water quality in local watersheds.
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As states wait on Clean Power Plan ruling, Alabama says it will write own if challenge unsuccessful

Alabama will write its own Clean Power Plan rules if challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposals are unsuccessful, a senior official in the state’s environmental management department said.
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