Thursday, November 23, 2017
Fear over Clean Power Plan stay is having 'deleterious effect' on states, expert says

The U.S. Supreme Court may have stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), but the agency’s continued effort to work with states seeking to comply with the halted rule is having a “deleterious effect” on states and regulatory entities.
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Albuquerque wins EPA grant to improve air quality

Albuquerque, New Mexico recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant worth more than $763,000, which will help the city fulfill requirements of the Clean Air Act, including compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
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EPA announces $3.3 million in Environmental Education grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced more than $3.3 million in funding for 35 Environmental Education grants across 26 states, which will allow organizations to create awareness about environmental issues and teach skills pertinent to environmental stewardship.
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California, Arizona and Nevada receive $2.7 million in brownfields grants from EPA

Seven communities in Arizona, California and Nevada will benefit from a combined $2.69 million in federal funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will allow them to assess or clean up contaminated brownfields properties.
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EPA announces Greater Research Opportunities Fellows

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded 34 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships to students studying environmental science and engineering at 28 universities across the country, including Alexandra Peterson, who will study at Florida’s Rollins College
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EPA Recognizes Inaugural Environmental Justice Academy Graduates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the graduation of the first Environmental Justice Academy students at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, who now have the skills and background to work on environmental challenges in their communities.
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EPA awards $1.95 million grant to Water Environment Research Foundation

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), based in Alexandria, Virginia, recently won a grant of $1.95 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will allow the organization to develop tools for stormwater runoff control.
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Ohio EPA environmental education grant to train teachers on Lake Erie management practices

The Case Western Reserve University’s Leonard Gelfand STEM Center will use an Ohio Environmental Education Fund, awarded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), for teacher trainings on some of the issues impacting Lake Erie.
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EPA and UTA partner on training students for environmental careers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) that will see them work together to address the demand for skilled professionals in environmental engineering and science, policy and research fields.
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Two Dickinson College students awarded EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships

Two students at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College, Caroline Kanaskie and Keziah Groth-Tuft, will receive Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), allowing them to continue their environmental studies.
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Idaho DEQ awards $25,000 grant for drinking water planning study in Deary

Deary, Idaho, located in Latah County, recently won a $25,000 drinking water planning grant from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), covering half of the costs of a drinking water planning study.
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EPA awards Navajo Nation $465,000 to monitor water quality in San Juan River

The Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency recently received $465,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor water quality in the San Juan River, adding to the $1 million the tribe received last October for environmental activities throughout the reservation.
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EPA and New York City finalize agreement on aspect of Gowanus Canal cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of New York recently finalized an agreement on one of the key components in the Gowanus Canal, a combined sewage and storm water overflow (CSO) retention tank.
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EPA announces $1.2 million in brownfields funding for Rhode Island

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded more than $1.2 million in Brownfield Grant funding to organizations in Rhode Island, allowing for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties throughout the state.
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EPA awards $3.5 million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 18 organizations, spread across 11 states, have won $3.5 million of funding through the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program.
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EPA announces 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored the winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, which recognizes chemistry achievements that turn environmental problems into opportunities, with a ceremony in Portland, Oregon.
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EPA recognizes New York’s Environmental Champions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Environmental Champions from New York in a ceremony at the EPA Manhattan offices where EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck presented awards to the 28 individuals and organizations.
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Louisiana receives $2.72 million from EPA in performance partnership grant

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently contributed a further $2.27 million to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) through a performance partnership grant, increasing the state agency’s total EPA funding to more than $4.45 million this year.
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Florida’s Myakka Island Conservation Corridor to benefit from Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to Protect and Sustain Healthy Watersheds recently received a $156,000 Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant for a project benefitting the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor in Florida.
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EPA releases evaluation of Bay States’ pollution reduction efforts for Chesapeake Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently evaluated the progress made by six Bay States and Washington, D.C. so far through the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (Bay TMDL) accountability framework, which targets reductions in nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution.
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