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Settlement with Marina will Result in Cleaner Air on Block Island

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - A marina in Block Island, R.I., has reduced its emissions and taken steps to comply with federal clean air laws following an inspection and follow-up action from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA to Reexamine Emission Standards for Cars and Light Duty Trucks -- Model Years 2022-2025

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON-— Today, Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and U.S.

EPA Extends Comment Period on Risk Management Plan Rule

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – U.S.

EPA Withdraws Information Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations.

EPA Awards $1.09 million DERA Grant to Gees Bend Ferry in Wilcox County, AL

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $1.09 million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the historic Gees Bend Ferry in Wilcox County, AL.

Administrator Scott Pruitt and Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meet in Washington

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00
Administrator Scott Pruitt and Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meet in Washington

EPA, Four States Host Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting March 7 in Manhattan, Kan.

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:00
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Nominations for EPA's 2017 Environmental Merit Awards End on Feb. 17, 2017

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for Environmental Merit Award Nominations to February 17, 2017 at 5PM.

U.S. EPA commits Sanger, Calif., poultry processor to protect workers, local community from risk of chemical releases

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Pitman Farms, Inc., for violations of federal chemical safety and reporting requirements following three ammonia releases at its poultry processing facility located in Sanger, Calif.

PCBs and Lead to be removed from Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport, N.Y.

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00
(New York, N.Y. – Jan. 31, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to remove contamination in the creek corridor section of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site, in Lockport, N.Y.

EPA Lifts Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00
On January 30, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted the ban on outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation, thanks to improving weather conditions and reduced air pollution. 

EPA Extends Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:00
Beginning January 20, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending a ban on all outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution. This burn ban is extended until further notice.

EPA Proposes Action on Fairbanks, Alaska Air Quality Plan

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
EPA STATEMENT Tim Hamlin, Director, EPA Region 10 Office of Air and Waste:

Maine Blueberry Processor Takes Steps to Better Protect Public Health under EPA Settlement

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and first responders from exposure to hazardous chemicals, under the terms of a recent settlement with EPA.

Ashford Conn. Gets Funds for New Cleaner School Bus

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The Town of Ashford, Conn. will receive $20,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for a new school bus that emits less pollution than its older bus. The new bus will help reduce pollution linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.

Two Maine School Bus Fleets Get Funds for New Buses

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - Two school districts in Maine, in Kennebunk and in Sullivan, were chosen to receive a total of $200,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for new school buses.

Settlement with S.H. Bell Requires Manganese Emission Safeguards at Plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2017) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a proposed consent decree with S.H.