Thursday, December 14, 2017
EPA hosts public meeting on Tennessee’s Clinch River Corporation Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a site tour and public meeting today beginning at 4 p.m. covering the Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report for cleanup efforts at Harriman, Tennessee’s Clinch River Corporation Superfund Site.
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EPA and NIH commence new challenge to improve chemical testing methods

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently opened the "Transform Tox Testing Challenge: Innovating for Metabolism" for project submissions for the first stage.
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USDA funds energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives in rural Vermont with $46 million loan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) a $46 million loan to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use in the state’s rural areas.
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Oregon DEQ proposes approving permit renewal for Silver Lake and Paisley Transfer Stations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently proposed approving solid waste permit renewals for the Silver Lake and Paisley Transfer Stations, which would allow the facilities to continue accepting solid waste and collecting, sorting and storing recyclables.
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Ohio EPA accepting stakeholder comments on revisions to Kraft Pulp mill regulations

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently requested that relevant stakeholders, including political, environmental and business groups, provide early comments on its proposed revisions to the state’s Kraft Pulp mill regulations.
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EPA lifts burn ban for reservations in Washington’s Snohomish and Pierce counties

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted burn bans in some reservations on Washington’s Snohomish and Pierce counties this week, following improved weather conditions.
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Massive legal drama takes form around Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan continues to be the subject of lawsuits by states and groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
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Collins Career Technical Center students to compete in national engineering education program

Students from Ohio’s Collins Career Technical Center will join the 40,000 students from 1,350 school competing across the nation in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition, starting with the Ohio regional portion of the competition on Jan. 16.
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ALK-Abello requests modification to air quality permit to produce more dust mites in Post Falls facility

ALK-Abello Source Materials recently requested modifications to its air quality permit to construct (PTC) for its Post Falls facility, according to a release from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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Wickenburg, Arizona residents and organizations invited to learn about state environmental programs at roadshow event

Arizona’s Environmental Resources Roadshow, a program run by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB), will stop in Wickenburg on Jan. 28.
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Price Chopper signs on to EPA food waste challenge

The grocery chain Price Chopper and Market 32 will dial up their efforts to prevent and reduce food waste, after signing on to the Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge.
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New Mexico threatens to sue EPA over mine waste spill

The New Mexico Environment Department announced this week that it is considering a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for damages related to a toxic waste spill that sent 3 million gallons of mine waste into the Animas River last yea
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EPA to host public meetings on Portland Harbor cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a series of public information sessions around Portland through February and March to engage the public on its plans to clean up Portland Harbor Superfund site on the Willamette River.
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EPA opens nominations for Region 2 Environmental Champion Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting Region 2 nominations for the Environmental Champion Awards, which recognize the efforts and achievements of people and organizations that have improved their local environment or public health.
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California regulations to keep trash out of waterways gains EPA approval

California recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for its Trash Control Policy’s water quality standards for trash, which seek to prevent the accumulation of trash in the state’s waterways.
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Young supports renewed House efforts to block WOTUS implementation

U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) justified his vote supporting S.J. Res 22, following the Congressional Disapproval of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule’s advancement in the House.
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Smith reacts to EPA’s report on its actions to block Pebble Mine

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who chairs the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, condemned a recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General on the EPA’s efforts to block development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine.
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American Forest & Paper Association: Biomass power is clean power

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) recently joined a number of other industry groups in voicing opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which was enacted in December.
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Congressmen request information on Flint’s water supply in letter to McCarthy

A bipartisan group of Congressmen have requested information on Flint, Michigan’s drinking water in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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CropLife releases list of 10 influential studies from 2015

CropLife recently released its list of the 10 most influential studies and reports on plant science and sustainable agriculture from 2015, covering topics ranging from genetic modification (GM) and bee health to counterfeit pesticides.
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