Saturday, November 25, 2017
Indiana schools getting lighting upgrades as part of settlement in PCB case

Several schools in Gary, Indiana, will have light fixtures that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) replaced as part of a settlement involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC of Elgin, Illinois.
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EPA recognizes nine companies for efforts to reduce their carbon footprints

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored nine logistics companies with SmartWay Excellence Awards for their commitment to mitigating their carbon footprints and improving air quality throughout the country.
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EPA releases updated climate change risk assessment tool

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released an updated climate change risk assessment tool to help water, wastewater and stormwater utilities design plans to counter climate-change threats facing their communities.
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New England sees drop in unhealthy air quality summer days

New England communities experienced fewer days with unhealthy air quality in the summer of 2016 than they did the previous summer, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for period April to September 2016.
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Southern Coal Corp. agrees to settlement in Clean Water Act violations case

Southern Coal Corp., based in Roanoke, Virginia, and 26 affiliated companies recently settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) following allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to discharges of polluted wastewater from mining operations in Appalachia.
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Well project brings clean drinking water to North Carolina community

A cooperative project involving the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina and local organizations is providing residents of Rougemont, North Carolina, with a permanent source of clean drinking water for the first time since 1992.
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Ohio EPA praises Scotts Miracle-Gro for environmental stewardship

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a gold-level company in the agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program, at a flag-raising event at the company’s Marysville, Ohio, facility.
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EPA offering rebates to replace or retrofit older diesel engines in school buses

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for approximately $7 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners who replace or retrofit the older diesel engines in their buses.
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APS completes first transactions on western regional Energy Imbalance Market

The Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) recently saw its first transactions as a participant in the western regional Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which allows for buying and selling of power in smaller increments and, therefore, with greater efficiency.
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ATA honors EPA SmartWay 2016 program winners

During the recent American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition, the ATA congratulated the 43 companies that won Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Awards this year.
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EPA urged to tighten chemical safety rules

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy to urge her to strengthen the safety requirements in its proposed update to the Risk Management Program (RMP) chemical safety regulations.
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Energy Star Change the World Tour to help fund community service efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its seventh annual Energy Star Change the World Tour to support local community service efforts through the purchase of Energy Star certified LED bulbs.
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SC Fuels pays $75,000 penalty for EPA violations at oil facility in San Jose, California

The Environmental Protection Agency said recently that Southern Counties Oil Co. (SC Fuels) has agreed pay a civil penalty of $75,000 following a settlement related to alleged violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations in San Jose, California.
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Orange County Water District, EPA to launch contaminated groundwater study

The Orange County Water District in California and the Environmental Protection Agency recently reached an agreement to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study on the North Basin, an area of contaminated groundwater.
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Toro honored with 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award

The Toro Company recently was honored with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award for its continued efforts to promote water conservation through activities including training, trade shows and expos educating their contractors, distributors and consumers.
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EPA has $14 million soil treatment plan for New York site

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized a $14 million plan to treat contaminated soil at the Vestal Water Supply Well 1-1 Superfund site in Vestal, New York
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North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Watch awarded $120,000 to aid subsistence fishers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $120,000 to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Watch Inc through a competitive environmental justice cooperative agreement.
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Louisiana’s Bayou Michoud to benefit from $120,000 in EPA funding

Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corp. of Southern Louisiana is one of 10 organizations recently selected to receive $120,000 in funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement program.
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EPA highlights efforts to promote children’s environmental health during Children’s Health Month

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently used the occasion of Children’s Health Month, taking place throughout October, to promote improved public health in communities throughout the country with policies, educational outreach and free online resources.
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EPA announces WaterSense Excellence and Partner of the Year Awards winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized 20 of its partners in the WaterSense program, which has resulted in Americans conserving more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water since 2006, as well as saving $32.6 billion on their water and energy bills.
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