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EPA Continues to Work With States on 2015 Ozone Designations

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with 2015 ozone designations, working with states to help areas with underlying technical issues, disputed designations, and/or insufficient information.

La calidad del aire continúa mejorando, mientras la economía estadounidense continúa creciendo

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON—Hoy, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE.UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó su informe annual sobre la calidad del aire, el cual demuestra el progreso significativo que Estados Unidos ha logrado para mejorar la calidad del aire a través del país.

EPA Declares Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is declaring a ban on all outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution, effective noon, August 2, 2017 through Monday August 7, 2017 unless extended.

EPA Awards Palm Beach County, Florida $133,135 to Reduce Air Pollution

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00

Air Quality Continues to Improve, While U.S. Economy Continues to Grow

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, showing the significant progress the United States has made to improve air quality across the country.

PHOTOS: EPA's Pruitt Visits ‘Local Foods, Local Places’ Summit

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON —Today, Administrator Scott Pruitt met with community leaders at the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) summit about how investment in the local food economy can help boost economic opportunit

Administrator Pruitt Hosts Back-to-Basics Events in Alabama and Georgia

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:00
WILSONVILLE, Ala.— (July 6, 2017) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is bringing his Back-to-Basics positive environmental agenda to the Southeastern United States this week with events in Alabama and Georgia.  

EPA Proposes RFS Volumes Reflective of Market Realities for 2018

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – (July 5, 2017) Today, the U.S.

EPA awards $513K to Alaska & Washington tribes to protect communities from diesel emissions

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:00
Seattle - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Northwest Office has awarded $512,949 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to federally recognized tribes in Alaska and Washington to reduce emissions from diesel stationary generators and marine vessels.

EPA Announces Collin Co., Texas, Has Attained Air Quality Standard for Lead

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:00
DALLAS – (July 29, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Collin County, Texas, has reduced lead contamination and now attains federal Clean Air Act standards.

EPA and Arkansas to Protect Air Quality

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00
DALLAS – (June 26, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $409,936 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to support the state’s air pollution reduction program.

Mississippi Awarded $2.15 Million EPA Grant for Environmental Programs

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $2,147,507 grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment.

EPA, Houston Health Department and the John P. McGovern Museum Introduce New Village Green Station

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00
DALLAS – (June 15, 2017) The City of Houston’s Health Department, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled the nation’s eighth Village Green Station during a ceremony in Houston, Texas.

U.S. EPA, City of Houston to announce new solar-powered air monitoring station

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:00
DALLAS –  On Thursday, June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) will unveil the nation’s eighth Village Green Station at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004.

EPA Proposes Longer Stay of Portions of Oil and Gas Standards

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:00
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to ensure portions of the agency’s 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry do not take effect while the agency works through the reconsideration process.

Poor Air Quality Expected for the Southern Coast of New England on Tuesday, June 13

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON - New England state air quality forecasters are predicting air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to ground-level ozone, in coastal Connecticut, coastal Rhode Island, and southeastern Massachusetts (including Cape Cod and the Islands) for Tuesday, June 13,

EPA to Extend Deadline for 2015 Ozone NAAQS Area Designations

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:00