Friday, November 24, 2017
EPA announces $710,000 in reimbursements for Gold King Mine Release cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a further $710,000 in reimbursements to state, tribal and local governments for costs incurred in the Gold King Mine release response, bringing the regional total in reimbursements to $1.4 million.
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Kansas State wins $750,000 grant for air quality project in S. Chicago

Kansas State University (K-State), located in Manhattan, Kansas, recently won a $750,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant that it will put towards helping communities in South Chicago, Illinois understand their air quality with low-cost air pollution sensors.
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EPA announces new Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 7

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Edward H. Chu, formerly the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region (Region 10), has been appointed the new Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 7.
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EPA announces winner of NASCAR E3 Green Challenge

Intertape Polymer Group, based in Danville, Virginia, won the Virginia NASCAR E3 Challenge (Enery-Economy-Environment), a competition developed in partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NASCAR to promote reductions in the environmental footprints of Virginia’ manufacturers.
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Cortina Band of Winton Indians gain state-like authority under Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved an application from the Cortina Band of Wintun Indians in which they requested “treatment in a similar manner as a state” per the federal Clean Water Act.
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GLRI funds green infrastructure in 13 cities

Thirteen cities in Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin will receive a combined total of $2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants for green infrastructure project intended to improve water quality at public beaches.
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EPA joins state and local authorities in addressing drinking water violations in Tarrytown, NY

Following a recent inspection, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order requiring the Village of Tarrytown, New York, to comply with consumer notice and public education measures in the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Lead and Copper Rule.
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EPA and White House recognize Washington State President’s Environmental Youth Awards Winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality recently recognized Seattle-area students for their environmental stewardship efforts on behalf of endangered salmon and wolves, announcing them as winners of the President’s Environmental Youth Awards.
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Carnegie Mellon wins $750,000 EPA grant for air monitoring research project

Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently won a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant from the Environmental Projection Agency (EPA) worth nearly $750,000 for an air monitoring research project intended to improve air quality in the city.
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EPA and NHTSA finalize emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

In keeping with President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently finalized the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
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FERC gives Duke Energy new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

Duke Energy recently received a new 30-year operating license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which operates in North Carolina and South Carolina and provides 868 megawatts of hydropower generation.
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Heritage Foundation fellow wants Congress to admit Renewable Fuel Standard a failure

U.S. lawmakers should stop trying to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), recognize it is a failure and let the market resume control of the nation's fuel supply, a Heritage Foundation official believes.
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EPA funds Massachusetts youth environmental job skills initiative

Using a $5,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) hosted four youths in a summertime job skills program at the Lowell, Massachusetts Regional Wastewater Utility.
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White House and EPA honor two Pacific Northwest environmental teachers

Two teachers from the Pacific Northwest were amongst 18 educators across the country to receive the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators, an honor from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA settles with Columbia, MO, over Clean Water Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Columbia, Missouri, recently reached a settlement agreement for Clean Water Act violations at the Columbia Landfill and Yard Waste Composting Facility.
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L'Oréal USA joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership

L'Oréal USA will work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase its use of and commitment to green power, which already supplies 33 percent of its energy needs, through the Green Power Partnership.
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Hopi Tribe to improve water quality at Cultural Center following EPA administrative order

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued an administrative order that will see the Hopi Tribe reduce levels of arsenic in the drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center and reach compliance with federal standards in two months.
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EPA Administrator highlights benefits of new farmworker and pesticide handler protections

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck recently visited the Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, New York, and met with the farm’s president, Peter Ten Eyck, to discuss new protections for farmworkers and pesticide handlers.
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Chamber of Commerce releases report on state costs of federal environmental programs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released a report showing that states bear the bulk of costs associated with administering federal delegated environmental programs, receiving 28 percent of the funding needed for them.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on EPA filling showing compliance with new ozone standards

In compliance with an Oct. 1 deadline from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) plans to submit a draft recommendation that that the EPA designate all Washington counties as compliant with new air quality standards for ozone.
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