Thursday, December 14, 2017
Calvert supports 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act

U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), Interior and Environment Appropriations, Subcommittee chairman, announced his vote in favor of the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act due to its funding of key programs.
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Senate removes riders to block EPA regulations in omnibus spending bill

The recently announced omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2016 does not feature riders sought by the Republican party to block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions and increases the Interior-Environment budget by $1.7 billion from 2015.
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CA Gov. Brown celebrates Under 2 MOU growth

The Under 2 MOU is an agreement amongst cities, states and countries that seeks to limit the average increase in global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celcius.
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Alameda County preparing 2016 update to Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

California’s Alameda County is in the planning process to update its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to include measures against the effects of climate change and the county’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS).
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Granite Construction wins $72 million contract for two Houston dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) awarded Granite Construction Incorporated a $72 million contract for building outlet structures at Houston, Texas’ Addicks and Barker Dams, according to a Monday announcement from Granite.
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3 Brazilian states join Under 2 MOU

California welcomes latest states to commit to limiting global warming.
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California EPA lists Roundup as cancer-causing chemical

Center for Biological Diversity applauds "important step toward protecting people and wildlife... ."
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EPA proposes additional fines for company non-compliance

Based on documented violations of a previous settlement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a warning to the Earle M. Jorgensen Company (EMJ), which is currently undertaking its portion of the Duwamish Waterway Cleanup plan in Washington.
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Metromile expands pay-per-mile auto insurance into Pennsylvania

Metromile announced today that it is introducing the United States’ only pay-per-mile insurance model in the Pennsylvania market, which is the nation’s third most expensive for auto insurance.
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California environmental-protection official applauds Clean Power Plan

California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matthew Rodriquez issued a statement on Monday after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its final Clean Power Plan, which is the first federal regulation to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.
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Ameresco responds to EPA's finalized Clean Power Plan

Energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco Inc. responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized Clean Power Plan on Tuesday, urging states to use the services in efforts to drive compliance.
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Advanced Energy Economy voices support for EPA's Clean Power Plan

Malcolm Woolf, Advanced Energy Economy's (AEE) senior vice president for policy and government affairs, issued a statement on Monday on behalf of the national business organization in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized Clean Power Plan.
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California agency leaders meet with Freight Advisory Committee

Working toward the implementation of Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to create a Sustainable Freight Strategy, state officials met with the California Freight Advisory Committee on Tuesday at their July meeting.
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EPA recognizes PRIDE Industries with Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that PRIDE Industries of Roseville, California, was one of 21 nonprofit winners of the first-ever Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.
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EPA approves TOMI’s Binary Ionization Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered TOMI Environmental Solution’s Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) as a healthcare and hospital disinfectant, meaning that the two-stage system is approved for use in American medical facilities, according to a release issued by the company today.
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Calvert criticizes EPA’s final Waters Rule

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) released a statement Wednesday criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President Barack Obama's administration for the final version of the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS), which expands federal jurisdiction over the more of the nation’s water resources.
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Advanced Energy Economy issues outline for Clean Power Plan compliance

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) published a white paper today that delineates a plan for states that fail to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations when creating a state plan to enact Clean Power Plan requirements.
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EPA honors San Diego's Marine Corps Air Station for fuel use reductions

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will tour Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, near San Diego, California, on May 20, to award the base the 2015 EPA Federal Green Challenge award for Energy.
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San Diego’s Timken Museum garners EPA award, city honors for environmental performance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to honor the city’s Timken Museum with the 2014 EPA Battle of the Buildings Energy Star award on May 19.
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Journal publishes Clean Power Plan remarks from EPA official

An article published today in the Energy Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC) Journal delineates Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe’s remarks on the Clean Power Plan at this year’s conference.
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