Thursday, December 14, 2017
America’s Natural Gas Alliance leadership criticizes proposed EPA methane regulations

ANGA: The rule is "not the best way to achieve our shared goal of methane emissions reductions.”
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EPA reaches settlement with Coastal Energy Corporation

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 7 has reached a settlement with Willow Springs, Missouri, company Coastal Energy Corporation concerning violations of the Clean Water Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
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Inhofe criticizes EPA’s proposed methane standards

Rules are "another example of the administration’s punitive expansion of their war on fossil fuels."
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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council seeks public's input

Public comment needed on how to allocate $140 million for restoration activities
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Arizona congressman slams EPA for low profile after toxic discharge

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) issued a statement on Wednesday concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the Gold King Mine toxic discharge. “The staggering incompetence and complete lack of accountability from the EPA following the breach at the Gold King Mine is incomprehensible,” Gosar said.
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Water returns to pre-event quality in Navajo Nation following Gold King Mine spill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that water quality in the Navajo Nation portion of the San Juan River has reached pre-event levels following the Gold King Mine spill, according to surface water data collected by the agency.
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NRDC: EPA's proposed methane standards don't go far enough

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Senior Attorney Meleah Geertsma released a statement on Tuesday responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly proposed methane standards for new oil and natural gas industry equipment.
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EPA will see responsible parties pay for investigation, clean-up of R.I. Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at Rhode Island’s Landfill & Resource Recover Superfund Site that will see them cover investigation costs and determine clean-up options.
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EPA settles with Ardagh Glass Inc. for $225,000 in penalties and environmental projects

Ardagh Glass Inc. in Milford, Massachusetts, will pay a $103,440 civil penalty and fund supplemental environmental projects costing roughly $122,000, according to the terms of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settlement over improper wastewater discharges, the agency announced on Wednesday.
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EPA chief to visit Japan, promote both nations' environmental efforts

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Japan next week to work on bilateral cooperation between the U.S. and Japan on the environment, a followup from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the U.S. in April.
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EPA administrator meets with Japanese minister of environment

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and the Minister of Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) met in Tokyo today for a bilateral dialogue, at the conclusion of which they announced an agreement on several environmental factors.
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EPA announces school indoor air quality app

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday, as schools begin to reopen, that it has launched a mobile app to assist the agency in monitoring indoor air quality, based upon the agency’s “Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit.”
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Michigan proposes new regulations on sulfur dioxide emissions in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a proposed plan late last week  to lower sulfur dioxide emissions in southwest Detroit and will be seeking public opinion on the regulations in the coming weeks.
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Idaho accepting feedback on former dry cleaning facility site cleanup

Deadline to send in public comment to Department of Environmental Quality is Sept. 24
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Argonne National Laboratory wins award in three Federal Green Challenge categories

Illinois’ Argonne National Laboratory has won a Federal Green Challenge award in several categories, according to an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was released Monday.
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Minnesota seeks input on pollution-reduction plan for Lake Winona, streams

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said on Monday that it is accepting public comments on pollutant-reduction measures suggested in a new Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study report on Lake Winona and 17 streams in the Mississippi River-Winona Watershed through Sept. 24.
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Pittsburgh nonprofit awarded $400,000 in brownfield grants

Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC) has won Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfield grants, worth $400,000, to assess potentially contaminated abandoned sites in the city, moving them towards future use.
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