Friday, November 24, 2017
EPA fines Southern California metal finishers for irresponsible hazardous waste disposal

Five Southern California metal finishing companies will pay fines totaling more than $230,000 for violating the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste regulations in Compton, Paramount, Ontario and Sun Valley, according to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement Thursday.
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San Francisco City Hall earns LEED Platinum Certification

Building is oldest in U.S. to receive certification from Green Building Council.
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Sandy-related repair project starts at Union Beach wastewater plant

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said a $28 million dollar project to repair Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) facilities at Union Beach that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy broke ground Monday.The facility, which services 83,000 people in eight municipalities, suffered flooding in several buildings and damage to underground system components that required immediate quick fixes.
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Sherwin-Williams receives Ohio EPA award for environmental efforts

The Sherwin-Williams Co. received a gold level award in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program on Monday.OEPA Director Craig Butler recognized the paint company for its environmental stewardship in a presentation at the Sherwin-Williams Breen Technology Center in Cleveland.
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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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New regulations put in place to assist the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service have created new initiatives they hope will promote increased effectiveness for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to an announcement released Monday.
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New U.S. pollinator strategy emphasizes science, industry collaboration

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addresses ongoing pressure to ban neonicotinoid pesticides purported to be toxic to bees, the White House on Tuesday released a formalized national strategy aimed at improving the vigor of all pollinators while working alongside pesticide manufacturers to do it.
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Energy and Power Subcommittee releases draft legislation to improve energy diplomacy

Following a bipartisan delegation trip to Europe, the House Energy and Power Subcommittee released a discussion draft Tuesday, aimed at increasing energy diplomacy, which will be included in the upcoming Architecture of Abundance legislation.
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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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BIO comments on EPA delays on renewable fuel standards

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) issued comments today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed consent decree, which would resolve oil industry lawsuits over delays in finalizing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations.
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Marathon to pay settlement over alleged Clean Air Act infractions

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) after being cited for alleged infractions of the Clean Air Act at 10 facilities across several states, the EPA said on Tuesday. “Fuel standards established under the Clean Air Act play a major role in controlling harmful air pollution from vehicles and engines,” Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, said.
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Innovative partnership seeks to improve Saginaw Bay, Mich. water quality

A new public-private partnership seeks to improve the quality in Michigan’s largest watershed.
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Senators oppose including oil and gas extraction in EPA oversight

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today released a letter he and other senators sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, calling for the rejection of an October 2012 petition related to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recognizes 20th anniversary of Land Recycling Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a video on Tuesday to honor the 20th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s land recycling laws, featuring Gov. Tom Wolf and former Gov. Tom Ridge, who signed them into law in 1995.
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Maine joins EPA's SmartWay program

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Tuesday that it has become an affiliate partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Program that aims to make the freight transportation industry cleaner and more efficient.
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Ohio EPA director tours Euclid facilities

In the wake of major improvements to Euclid’s sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Craig Butler visited the city Monday to honor its efforts toward protecting Lake Erie.
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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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Green infrastructure added to DC's sewer overflows strategy

EPA, DC Water and district's government agree to modify 2005 federal consent decree.
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North Carolina student wins EPA Sustainability Award

This year’s Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award went to East Chapel Hill (North Carolina) High School student Joseph Zhou for developing a lasting and economical water quality and pollution reduction solution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday.
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House agricultural subcommittee leaders praise public-private partnership in White House bee report

The leaders of the House Agriculture subcommittee on biotechnology, horticulture and research said on Thursday they were pleased with the results of the White House’s Pollinator Health Strategy report, which aims to reduce honey bee colony losses.
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