Saturday, November 25, 2017
EPA’s first endocrine disruptor tests show varied results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s newly released reviews show mixed results for Tier 1 screening of the first 52 pesticide chemicals in its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, launched to determine if these natural and synthetic substances impact human hormonal systems.
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Illinois EPA releases landfill capacity report

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Illinois Landfill Projections of Disposable Capacity Report for 2014, the agency announced on Wednesday.
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EPA's Gina McCarthy to address GMU Washington Youth Summit participants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is set to speak to high schools students participating in George Mason University’s Washington Youth Summit about the Clean Water Act today at the National Zoo.
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Industry group praises EPA report on chemical tests with hormones

The American Chemical Council (ACC) released a statement on Tuesday applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) report on tests conducted on 67 List 1 chemicals that were reviewed using a weight-of-evidence approach under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).
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Congressman: High court ruling a good start toward reining in EPA

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the Supreme Court’s decision against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, calling it a launching point rather than an ultimate victory.
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Atlas Regulatory Toxicology slams EPA's proposed nanotechnology rule

Atlas Regulatory Toxicology, Inc., a human health regulatory toxicology and risk consulting firm, has submitted public comments this week on the EPA's proposed regulations on nanotechnology, calling the rule "premature." “Nanotechnology is powerful because nanomaterials can go places larger-size materials can’t go and do things larger-size materials can’t do,” Atlas Regulatory Toxicology Director and Principal Jessica Ryman-Rasmussen.
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California gives EPA list of impaired waterways

California recently gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a list of impaired waterways totaling more than 40,000 miles of rivers and streams. The list also updates lists from three of the state’s nine Water Quality Control Boards.
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EPA awards Oklahoma group $1.3 million for storage tank leak detection

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday that it has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants to the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission to fix and clean petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST).
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EPA announces $400,000 grant for Shreveport

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Shreveport, including EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, met Tuesday to discuss the use of $400,000 in EPA cleanup grants.
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EPA awards PathStone Corp. grant for training in Puerto Rico

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it has given PathStone Corp. an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant of $192,300 for green job training in Puerto Rico.
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NAHB chairman explains motivation for joining lawsuit vs. EPA

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Tom Woods released a statement late last week to explain why the organization has joined a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers over the Waters of the U.S. rule that the agency is implementing.
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EPA finalizes rule aimed at reducing HFC emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule late last week that aims to reduce greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, often used in cooling equipment such as air conditioning and refrigeration, among other applications, by prohibiting certain uses of chemicals.
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Arkansas awarded EPA grant to monitor air for fine particulate matter

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said late last week that it has given the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) a $558,258 grant to monitor fine particulate matter, which measures less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM 2.5).
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Honeywell supports EPA ban of HFCs

Honeywell, a technology company that emphasizes energy efficiency, released a statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly finalized rule banning the use of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), praising the agency for driving the adoption of more climate-friendly alternatives.
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EPA seeks public input on phosphorus-reduction plan for Lake Erie

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday that it is seeking public comments on proposed phosphorus-reduction targets for Lake Erie, in line with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada, which aims to reduce algal blooms.
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Sen. Chris Murphy applauds EPA rule against dangerous emissions

In response to the EPA’s finalized rule prohibiting certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued a statement supporting the agency’s efforts to combat the super pollutants.
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Indiana governor supports state joining lawsuit against new EPA water rule

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued a statement on Monday supporting the decision of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to join other states and industry groups in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States rule.
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EPA, Navajo Nation reach settlement with tribe's utility authority over Window Rock violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced July 8 it has reached settlements in two cases against the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority regarding violations of the federal and Navajo Nation Clean Water Acts at its Window Rock wastewater treatment facility.
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