Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Turner Foundation Seeks Information on Local Green Infrastructure Projects

Apr 6th, 2011 | By

Is your community investing in green infrastructure to improve air quality, lower summertime temperatures, or reduce energy costs? The Clean Water America Alliance (Alliance) is conducting a project for the Turner Foundation to engage utilities, cities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector on green infrastructure policy. Click this Environmental Headline for more information!

2500 Scientists Reject Attacks on Clean Air Act

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

More than 2,500 U.S. scientists have sent a letter urging members of Congress to reject legislation that would undermine a U.S. EPA finding under the Clean Air Act that heat-trapping emissions are altering the climate and endangering public health.

EPA Launches Sustainable Building Blocks Program

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

This will help communities implement development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, create jobs, expand economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life. Read more inside.

Mt. Tom coal-burning plant of Holyoke agrees to pay EPA fine

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

The owner of the Mt. Tom coal plant in Holyoke has agreed to pay $40,814 as a settlement for violating federal clean water laws during discharges of dirty water into the Connecticut River.

Blumenthal Announces EPA Agreement To Set Greenhouse Gas Pollution Limits

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has announced a settlement under which the EPA will set greenhouse gas pollution limits for power plants and refineries by 2012.

EPA Develops Innovative Software to Secure Nation’s Water Supply

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

EPA and DOE scientists have developed water quality software that enhances a water system’s ability to detect when there has been intentional or unintentional contamination.

New Guidelines from EPA for Selecting Safe School Locations

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

The EPA has released draft voluntary guidelines to help communities protect the health of students and staff from environmental threats when selecting new locations for schools, which, historically, have been located in areas with the most air pollution — next to major roadways.

Save the Sound among 38 awarded $2.4M for LIS projects

Nov 15th, 2010 | By

Congressman Tim Bishop from New York joined federal and state environmental officials to announce that 38 grants totaling $2.4 million were awarded to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

When leveraged by $4.4 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $6.8 million will support on-the-ground conservation in Connecticut and New York.

Massachusetts EPA Fugitive Arrested in D.R.

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

Nineteen months after she fled her federal sentencing hearing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fugitive Albania Deleon was captured on Saturday in the Dominican Republic.

Glastonbury Company Faces $61,000 EPA Fine

Oct 1st, 2010 | By

A Glastonbury company faces a fine from EPA for failing to file required chemical inventory reports, in violation of federal right to know laws.   EPA has proposed a $61,000 penalty against Highway Safety Corp., which does business under the name of Connecticut Galvanizing, for failing to file a Toxic Chemical Release Inventory form for

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Rep. Bishop urges EPA to ban sewage discharges

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

The Congressman from New York has asked the EPA to approve a “No Discharge Zone” designation for all New York waters in Long Island Sound, as requested by the New York State Department of Environmental Protection in August.

EPA Hosts Historic Meeting on Environmental Justice

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and White House Council on Environmental Quality reconvened the federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) for the first time in more than a decade.

Environmental Groups Sue EPA On Cape Cod Pollution

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

The Conservation Law Foundation and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay say excess nitrogen from septic systems, stormwater runoff and wastewater treatment can cause algae blooms that choke off oxygen that marine life needs. EPA spokeswoman Paula Ballentine says the agency is committed to reducing nitrogen levels. via Environmental Groups Sue EPA On Cape Cod Pollution

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Connecticut recognized as top green power purchaser

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

For the third year in a row, the State of Connecticut has been named one of only three states making EPA’s top 50 list of national Green Power Partners, ranking 36th on that list. This year, Connecticut will be purchasing more than 107 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, which is enough green power to meet 17 percent of the state’s purchased electricity use

EPA already on the job: Obama (update) from WSJ

Aug 25th, 2010 | By

Has the Obama administration and the solicitor general simply made their own lives a lot more difficult? Kate Sheppard reports that Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, seems to think so. Read more continuing coverage of this Supreme Court case that has PO’ed a lot of environmentalists.