Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Connecticut issues cease-and-desist order for activity at New Haven’s English Station (update)

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Environmental Headlines apologizes for the advertising techniques used on the Register’s website. We still thought it an important enough story to link to this morning. I received an ad for a video plug in but was able to press the “back” button on my browser to return to the story. The state has issued a

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EPA sued by 11 US states over soot pollution

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

Eleven states, including California and New York, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to compel it to review clean air standards for soot pollution nationwide, after the agency had missed an October deadline. Other states that brought the lawsuit are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The

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New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards to improve Human Health

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will improve people’s health by requiring power plants that contribute to air pollution in Connecticut to use widely available, proven pollution control technologies to protect families from pollutants like mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases.

These new standards will prevent up to 90 premature deaths in Connecticut while creating up to $750 million in health benefits in 2016. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

CT AG Jepsen notifies U.S. EPA of Intent To Sue Over Clean Air Act

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

The Northeast’s long saga of lawsuits over clean air continued Wednesday as Connecticut and 11other states told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency they will sue the agency for failing to revise standards for particulate matter, or soot, as required by the Clean Air Act. The law requires the EPA to review and update standards every

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Power to the Polluters: Rand Paul Is Eroding States’ Right to Clean Air

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), in an attempt to forward his own narrow agenda, is attacking clean air and public health safeguards. Sen. Paul has his sights set on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, also called the “Good Neighbor” rule.  Undoing this rule would mean that one state can continue to dump its pollution into another

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EPA to delay greenhouse gas proposals

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

New greenhouse gas regulations for US power plants are unlikely to be proposed by the end of the month, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has admitted. The agency originally aimed at producing initial proposals by 30 September, but EPA administrator Lisa Jackson told news agency Reuters yesterday that the target will not

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Reactions to the EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Clean Air Act protections that will slash hundreds of thousands of tons of smokestack emissions that travel long distances through the air and threaten the health of hundreds of millions of Americans living downwind. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will protect communities that are home to 240

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Environmental Protection Agency Awards NEEP and Energy Efficiency Fund

May 15th, 2011 | By

The EPA recently recognized Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, for programs that promote the use of ENERGY STAR qualified products, services and practices.

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.