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12/31/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period to February 5 for Plan to Address Pollution at Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
12/26/2013EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Annual Environmental Quality Awards; Awards Recognize Efforts in Communities to Protect Public Health and the Environment
12/23/2013EPA Completes Work at Newark, New Jersey Housing Project to Protect the Community from High Levels of Lead in Soil; 650 Tons of Lead-contaminated Soil Removed in $1.4 Million Cleanup to Protect Children from Lead Exposure
12/20/2013Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides
12/19/2013Energy Company to Pay $3.2 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Violations in West Virginia / Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to spend estimated $6.5 million to restore areas damaged by natural gas extraction activities
12/19/2013EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies
12/19/2013West Haven, Conn. fined for Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action to Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges to New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound
12/19/2013EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
12/19/2013Chicopee Company Pays Fine and Ships over 40,000 lbs of Hazardous Waste, Protecting Human Health and the Environment
12/19/2013EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
12/19/2013ENERGY COMPANY TO PAY $3.2 MILLION PENALTY TO RESOLVE CLEAN WATER VIOLATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
12/19/2013EPA Settles Cases Against Two Eastern Sandusky County Companies for Chemical Reporting Violations
12/19/2013EPA Settlement Yields Improved Ability for Nantucket Company to Respond to Oil Spills
12/19/2013U.S. EPA fines agricultural products companies $74,880 for pesticide violations in Calif. and Ariz.
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
12/19/2013NOAA, EPA seek public comment on proposal to disapprove Oregon’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Program
12/18/2013Increased Eelgrass in Long Island Sound is Good News for Fish and Wildlife
12/18/2013Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner
12/18/2013Par Mar Oil Co. Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at two Huntington, W.Va. Facilities
12/18/2013EPA Adds Three Indiana Sites to Superfund Cleanup List
12/17/2013Oregon Companies Settle with EPA for Illegal Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Reactive Hazardous Waste
12/17/2013Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader
12/17/2013EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals/Agency improves access to chemical data and announces ToxCast Data Challenges
12/16/2013EPA and FEMA Partner to Strengthen Vermont Communities’ Flood Response and Preparation
12/13/2013EPA Announces a Public Meeting and Public Comment Period for the Proposed Listing of the Walker Machine Products Site in Collierville, TN to the National Priorities List (NPL)
12/13/2013
EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Justice Projects
12/12/2013EPA Provides Updated Guidance to Schools on PCB-containing Lighting Fixtures
12/12/2013Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High /
Fuel Economy Gains to Continue Under President Obama’s Clean Car Programs
12/12/2013EPA Takes Action to Protect Farm Workers in Puerto Rico; Bayer CropScience to Initiate Measures to Protect Workers and Pay $53,000 Penalty
12/11/2013EPA Announces Dec. 17 Public Availability Session in York, Neb., to Discuss Groundwater Contamination Issues
12/11/2013EPA Proposes Pair of Groundwater Contamination Sites in York, Neb., for Addition to Superfund’s National Priorities List
12/11/2013Urban Waters Federal Partnership Launches Projects
in the Middle Rio Grande
12/11/2013EPA Holds Bi- Monthly IRIS Public Meeting
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add Union County Refinery Site
to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Adds Wilcox Oil Site in Creek Co., OK, to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Adds Cibola County, NM, Mine to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Program Seeks to Improve Air Quality in Port Communities / $4 Million Grant Program to Clean Older Diesel Engines at Ports
12/11/2013EPA adds Two and Proposes One Site in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List
12/11/2013EPA Honors Texas Company for Designing Greener Chemicals
12/11/2013NH Hazardous Waste Site Added to Superfund’s National Priorities List; Windham, Maine Site Proposed
12/11/2013EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add the Troy Chemical Corporation Site in Newark, NJ to the Superfund List; Mercury and other Toxics Contaminate Pierson’s Creek and Newark Bay
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, NJ to the Superfund List; Soil, Water and Building Contaminated with PCBs
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add Radioactive Site in Ridgewood, Queens to the Federal Superfund List; Defunct Company Dumped Radioactive Waste into Sewer System and on the Land
12/11/2013EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Agency also proposes to add an additional eight sites
12/11/2013EPA Seeks Environmental Education Grant Applications
12/10/2013Phoenix Building Supply Non-Profit Wins U.S. EPA Annual Award
12/10/2013EPA, USDA and ARC Announce Four Winners of 2013 “Livable Communities” Competition
12/10/2013Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Kick-Off Activities
12/10/2013Trailnet, EPA Launch Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis
12/10/2013EPA Provides Over $345,000 to Protect Wetlands in New York; Citizen Science to be Used in the Adirondacks to Collect Environmental Data
12/10/2013EPA Provides Funding to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey; Nearly $430,000 Awarded for Wetlands Assessments and to Address New Jersey’s Changing Climate
12/10/2013U.S. EPA Announces 2013 Environmental Champions
12/09/2013LISS Announces Publication of New Science Book Synthesizing Decades of Long Island Sound Research
12/09/2013Applications Open for Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
12/06/2013Trailnet, EPA Launch St. Louis Environmental Justice Project
12/06/2013EPA to Hold Public Meeting to Provide Update in North Birmingham
12/05/2013Seattle marine engine dealer agrees to pay penalty, change engines in federal clean air case
12/05/2013EPA Releases Updated Sustainability Plan
12/05/2013EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Travel to China to Discuss US-China Clean Air and Climate Cooperation
12/05/2013Settlement Helps Repay Cleanup Costs for Durham Meadows Superfund Site in Durham, Conn.
12/03/2013EPA completes cleanup of mine waste in Superior, Montana
12/03/2013Twin Falls fish farm settles with EPA for water pollution violations
12/03/2013EPA and DOE Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models
12/03/2013USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy
12/02/2013EPA Approves Redesignation of Charlotte Area to Attainment for Ozone
12/02/2013EPA Approves Redesignation of Atlanta Area to Attainment for Ozone
11/29/2013EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Discuss US-China Clean Air and Climate Cooperation
11/27/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Proposed Plan Will Address Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Dec. 4 Public Meeting Announced
11/26/2013EPA and Vermont Announce Public Meetings to Discuss Lake Champlain Cleanup Efforts
11/26/2013$2.5 Million Plant to Treat Contaminated Ground Water at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in Nassau, New York Nears Completion; EPA Announces Agreements with Companies to Conduct Studies of Contamination at the Site; Total Actions Expected to Cost at Least $4.5 Million
11/25/2013Supplier for Embalming Chemicals Takes Action to Improve Safety at Facilities under Settlement
11/25/2013EPA Finalizes Approval of Public Participation Rules in Texas’ Clean-Air Plan
11/25/2013EPA Appoints New Scientific Integrity Official
11/25/2013EPA Finalizes Remediation Plan for Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site in Waterbury, Conn.
11/21/2013U.S. EPA honors graduates of environmental job training program at ceremony
11/20/2013EPA Awards Four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Health Risks from Eating Great Lakes Fish
11/20/2013EPA Study: Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Drop 34 Percent / Data suggest women making more informed seafood choices
11/20/2013EPA awards $174 million to improve drinking water systems, reduce water pollution across Calif.
11/20/2013Puerto Rico Land Authority Agrees to Stop Clearing Wetlands in Guanica, Puerto Rico; Will Mitigate Damage Done
11/20/2013EPA Proposes New Guidelines for Greener Federal Purchases
11/20/2013EPA Fines Fisher Sand and Gravel $150,000 for dust violations
11/20/2013EPA Offers Funding to Reduce Pollution from Diesel Engines
11/20/2013Four New England Students win EPA Research Fellowship Awards
11/20/2013EPA Awards $556,650 to Help Massachusetts Marine Vessels Reduce Diesel Emissions
11/19/2013EPA Recognizes 26 Mid-Atlantic Colleges
for Food Donation and Waste Diversion Efforts
11/19/2013Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to close contaminated wells, protect groundwater in EPA agreement
11/19/2013Little Rock Sees Sustainable Growth from Investments by Federal Partnership
11/19/2013Cabot Corporation Agrees to Spend Over $84 Million to Control Harmful Air Pollution at Texas, Louisiana Facilities
11/19/2013EPA Funds Project to Promote Environmental Sustainability at New York City Restaurants
11/19/2013EPA Funds Project to Prevent Pollution from Car Repair Businesses in the South Bronx; EPA Provides $149,000 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
11/19/2013EPA to Fund Projects that Help Businesses in New Jersey Prevent Pollution; More Than $335,000 in EPA Grants Going to Small and Medium-sized Companies
11/18/2013EPA Recognizes Sharon, Mass. for Water Conservation Efforts
11/18/2013EPA awards over $30 million to the Pacific Territories for environmental protection
11/18/2013EPA Provides Grant to Improve Water Quality in Vieques, Puerto Rico
11/15/2013EPA Recognizes Shop-Rite of Roxborough as #1 Grocer with Food Recovery Challenge Award on America Recycles Day
11/15/2013EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards / Proposal Seeks Input to Address “E10 Blend Wall,” Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels
11/15/2013TOMORROW: EPA, HUD, DOT and Little Rock Officials to Announce Local Sustainable Community Investments
11/15/2013EPA Announces Grant to Science and Arts Center to
Teach Students about Science and Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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