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EPA, New York State and Montgomery County, N.Y. Work Together to Remove Asbestos at Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. Superfund Site, Canajoharie, N.Y.

EPA Air - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Montgomery County have entered into a voluntary agreement today to address asbestos contamination at the former Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. plant in the Village of Canajoharie, New York.

U.S. Seafoods to take action to prevent further releases of ozone-depleting substances in Alaska

EPA Air - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00
SEATTLE – U.S. Seafoods of Seattle will implement enhanced leak detection practices and replace freezer equipment to address violations of the Clean Air Act resulting from releases of ozone-depleting substances from two of its fish processing vessels in Alaska.

Administrator Pruitt Advances Effort to Keep EPA within Regulatory Lane with Proposed Repeal of Glider Provisions from Heavy-Duty Truck Rule

EPA Air - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
(WASHINGTON) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to undo the regulatory overreach of the prior administration by repealing application of the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase II  Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency Standards for the glider industry.

Senate Confirms William Wehrum to Lead EPA Air Office

EPA Air - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (November 9, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt praised the U.S. Senate vote to confirm William (Bill) Wehrum to serve as the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. 

EPA Grant will help Berkshire County Residents with Energy Efficiency and Air Quality

EPA Air - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - A project that works to reduce respiratory health problems for residents in northern Berkshire County of Massachusetts through energy efficiency improvements, has received $25,000 from a US Environmental Protection Agency program that addresses environmental issues affec

EPA, Working with States and Tribes, Makes Final Attainment Designations for 2015 Ozone NAAQS

EPA Air - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2017) — Consistent with the states’ and tribes’ recommendations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with designations for close to 90 percent of the country.

Sand and Gravel Company in Central Mass. to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA

EPA Air - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - In a settlement with the U.S.

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan

EPA Air - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (November 2, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, WV on November 28-29, 2017.  All persons wanting to speak are encouraged to register in advance.

New Haven Conn. Group Awarded EPA Grant to Help Air and Water Issues

EPA Air - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - A Connecticut organization working to address water and air pollution issues in New Haven was one of three groups in New England to receive an EPA grant award of $30,000 each, to help communities directly address local environmental concerns.

DOJ, EPA and State of Colorado Reach Agreement With PDC Energy, Inc. to Resolve Litigation and Reduce Air Pollution

EPA Air - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Denver-based PDC Energy, Inc. resolving Clean Air Act violations alleged in a civil complaint.

EPA Awards Kansas City Community Gardens $30,000 for Growing Sustainable Neighborhoods

EPA Air - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:00

EPA Grant Helps Protect Vermont Residence from Radon Exposure

EPA Air - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - The state of Vermont has received $105,000 that will support efforts to reduce exposure and health risks of radon found in buildings and schools.

EPA Launches Air Quality Study in Kansas City, Kan., Neighborhoods

EPA Air - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
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EPA Provides Support to New Jersey for Program to Cut Diesel Emissions

EPA Air - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office has awarded a $258,480 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to reduce emissions from diesel engines.

EPA Releases Guidance on Reporting Air Emissions of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms

EPA Air - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
(WASHINGTON) — Today, EPA is releasing guidance to assist farmers in reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms.  EPA is making this information available to provide time for farmers to review and prepare for the reporting deadlin

EPA Releases Energy Independence Report

EPA Air - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) -  Today, the U.S.

EPA Awards $25K Grant to Lewiston, Maine Non-profit for Indoor Air Quality Efforts

EPA Air - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON – A non-profit in Lewiston, Maine, has received $25,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to reduce health threats caused by poor indoor air quality, including radon indoors, mold and secondhand smoke.

Top EPA Presidential Nominees Approved By Senate EPW Committee

EPA Air - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presidential nominees to head the Agency’s air, water, chemical and legal offices were approved by the U.S.

PHOTOS: Administrator Pruitt Visits Agriculture Leaders in Tennessee

EPA Air - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:00
NASHVILLE (October 23, 2017) – Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt brought his state action tour to Tennessee in an effort to continue meeting with key stakeholders surrounding the Agency’s recent decision to begin the process of rescinding the
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