Thursday, November 23, 2017
DTZ announces entry in EPA's Energy Star team challenge

Commercial real estate services company DTZ announced on July 23 that it will be competing in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Energy Star Nation Building Competition in the Team Challenge category, competing against 125 other teams across the nation.
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Accolade Construction sued for alleged lead exposure violations

EPA says company violated law while renovating six Manhattan apartment buildings in 2013 and 2014.
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Manufacturers group airs ad against EPA plan for new ozone standards

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a new TV spot that purports to show that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed changes to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone are so severe, some national parks would not pass muster under them.
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EPA recognizes German firm's renewable energy initiatives

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized Germany’s SAP SE as one of the United States' Top 100 green power users for the second consecutive year.
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Indiana official asks EPA for delayed renewable-energy standards

Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting that the agency quickly set renewable-energy volume requirements through 2016.
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EPA releases Great Lakes Restoration Initiative update

GLRI has implemented more than 2,500 projects over the last five years.
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EPA announces $600,000 in brownfields grants for Philadelphia

Redevelopment Authority receives $200,000; Authority for Industrial Development gets $400,000
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Idaho Transportation Department settles with EPA over asbestos regulation violations

Agency fined for not inspecting for asbestos or reporting demolition before tearing building down.
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EPA announces completion of Columbus, Miss., ditch improvement project

Celebrating the completion of the Columbus, Mississippi, 14th Ave. Ditch Improvement Project (DIP), representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust, the City of Columbus and the Memphis Town Community Advisory Group attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday.
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EPA awards $8 million in funding to universities studying indoor air quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that it has donated nearly $8 million in funding to nine institutions for research on indoor air quality, including Washington State University, University of Oregon and Portland State University in the Pacific Northwest.
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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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Holcim wins EPA's Gulf Guardian Award

Company honored for stormwater management program in Alabama.
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EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Honors Center for Environmental Justice

Mississippi organization honored for increasing awareness about pollutants along Gulf Coast.
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Mississippi State University’s Gulf Community Design Studio honored

EPA presents First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award to studio in Civic/Non-Profit Category
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EPA’s proposed air quality standards rule could have adverse effect on jobs, manufacturing

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., recently hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss the EPA’s proposal to revise the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground level ozone.
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Icom North America extending propane fleet offerings

Icom North America, LLC, based in New Hudson, Michigan, announced Wednesday it has extended its Propane Autogas Fleet Offerings targeted at police, government and livery vehicles, offering reductions in fuel costs and promoting sustainability.
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EPA proposes modifications to site's groundwater cleanup plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on Aug. 12 to address proposed modifications to a cleanup plan for the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey, that has hexavalent chromium and volatile organic compound contaminated groundwater.
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Sierra Club criticizes Michigan decision on coal plant permits

The Sierra Club joined EarthJustice and local community leaders in criticizing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for agreeing to DTE Energy’s draft permits for the River Rouge and Trenton Channel coal plants that do not provide for sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission reductions.
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