Tuesday, November 21, 2017
ATA honors EPA SmartWay 2016 program winners

During the recent American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition, the ATA congratulated the 43 companies that won Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Awards this year.
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Virginia DEQ awards $8.5 million for stormwater pollution reduction projects

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded $8.5 million in funding for 17 stormwater pollution reduction projects, which will be managed by local governments that will match the funds received from the DEQ.
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Virginia Tech receives $80,000 EPA grant to analyze Flint drinking water

Virginia Tech University recently won an $80,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to sample and analyze drinking water from 271 homes in Flint, Michigan, which were previously tested in August 2015.
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Virginia DEQ issues emergency order for Waverly’s Atlantic Waste Disposal landfill

The Atlantic Waste Disposal landfill in Waverly, Virginia, is now under an emergency order from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), due to violations of the Virginia Waste Management Act stemming from excess heat in the landfill.
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NRECA joins petition to Supreme Court to stay Clean Power Plan implementation

In the wake of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denying several requests to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan until litigation against it is resolved, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) petitioned the Supreme Court to step in.
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EPA and Hawaii DOH announce agreement for Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii Sate Department of Health (DOH) released material on their proposed agreement over the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility with the Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on Thursday.
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Virginia teacher wins Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education

Middle school teacher Anne Moore, who teaches in Virginia’s Goochland County Public Schools, has won the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education (PIAEE), according to a release from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued Monday.
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Contractors concerned by EPA's Water Rule implications

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) released a statement Thursday to register its concern with the implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineering’s Clean Water Rule, the final version of which was released Wednesday.
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Coop, public power association ask EPA to initiate a small business review of proposed clean air act

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the American Public Power Association (APPA) asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) twice in April to start a full Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) process for the federal implementation plan for Part 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality opens public comment period on water resources plans

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced Tuesday that the Virginia Water Resources Plan, which identifies challenges and solutions for the state’s water supply, is open to public review and comment.
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Virginia Water Resources Plan open for public review

Plan is state's first comprehensive statewide look at water supply needs
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