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06/28/2011Take Action on Hot Summer Days to Reduce Asthma Attacks
06/21/2011Four New England Congregations Receive Energy Star Labels
06/21/2011EPA Issues Final Report on Toxic Air Pollution Near Paulsboro High School, N.J.; Finds Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
06/09/2011EPA Honors Outstanding Leadership in Asthma Care
06/08/2011“Carbon Yeti” snares City of Bellevue an EPA “Clean Air Excellence Award”
06/07/201111th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Recognize Public And Private Sector Achievements / Winners’ efforts help environment, education, and economy
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/25/2011EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels
05/23/2011Don’t Fry Day is Friday / EPA Sun Safety Tips
05/04/2011GreenChill Partnership Reaches All 50 States
05/03/2011Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
05/03/2011EPA Helps Build Awareness Around Asthma / Asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the U.S.
05/02/2011EPA Kicks Off 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition / Teams from 245 buildings around the U.S. compete to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
05/02/2011Free Tools to Protect Health as Summer Smog Season Begins
04/29/2011EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Leaders
04/27/2011Energy Star Challenge for Industry Saves Power, Money, and Prevents Harmful Emissions / More than 2 trillion Btu, enough energy to power 37,000 homes for a year, saved
04/22/2011New Mexico Works to Fight Climate Change in Fisheries
04/21/2011EPA Marks Earth Day with Events Across the Country
04/21/2011Energy Star Video Challenge Launched to Show Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money
04/18/2011EPA Publishes National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
04/15/2011APRIL 16-17: Join EPA for Earth Day on the National Mall
04/15/2011La Plata County, CO receives $500k to reduce greenhouse gases, protect health and support local businesses
04/15/2011Lewis and Clark County receives $305K to help small businesses save money and reduce greenhouse gases
04/14/2011EPA Awards $1.2 million to California Communities to Protect Human Health and Reduce GHG Emissions
04/14/2011EPA Names New York’s Tompkins County a “Climate Showcase” Community; Awards Grant for Study
04/14/2011TODAY: EPA Administrator to Host Conference Call to Discuss Landmark Clean Air Act Settlement with Tennessee Valley Authority
04/12/2011APRIL 16-17: Join EPA for Earth Day on the National Mall
04/12/2011EPA Recognizes Leaders in Energy Efficiency / 2011 Energy Star Award winners announced
04/07/2011First Senior Care Communities Earn EPA’s Energy Star
04/05/2011EPA Announces Updated Energy Star Standards for Lighting
03/31/2011EPA Proposes to Grant Clean Air Act Petition to Improve Air Quality in New Jersey; Agency action would cut transport of air pollutants from Pa. power plant
03/18/2011Cities Competing to Win EPA’s Green Power Community Challenge / District of Columbia and Brookville, Md. currently lead the green power charge
03/16/2011EPA Proposes First National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants / Mercury and air toxics standards represent one of strongest health protections from air pollution since passage of Clean Air Act
03/14/2011EPA Proposes to Defer GHG Permitting Requirements for Industries that Use Biomass/Agency aims for science-based, reasonable approach to biomass
03/14/2011EPA Announces U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings / Third annual list shows dramatic growth, savings of energy efficient buildings
03/11/2011Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. House Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and Economy, As Prepared
03/09/2011EPA Announces New Energy Star Requirements for Televisions and Cable/Satellite Boxes
03/08/2011EPA Adds Mansfield Trail Dump Site in Byram Township, NJ to the Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Updates Database on Health and Environmental Impacts of Electricity Generation/
User friendly web tool allows Americans to search for power providers by zip code
03/01/2011EPA Announces Next Steps for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program
02/28/2011PowerTrain to Pay $2 Million for Selling Thousands of Engines that Failed to Meet Clean Air Act Standards / Settlement will reduce emissions that cause smog and respiratory issues by more than 4,500 tons
02/28/2011EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems / Better climate protection without harming the ozone layer
02/23/2011EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators / Sensible standards provide significant public health benefits while cutting costs from initial proposal by nearly 50 percent
02/23/2011EPA Recognizes Campuses for Use of Combined Heat and Power
02/23/2011TODAY: Press Conference Call to Discuss Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators
02/22/2011EPA’s Energy Star Leaders Drive Greater Energy Efficiency
02/16/2011EPA Seeks Public Comment on the 16th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
02/14/2011EPA’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Reflects Tough Choices Needed for the Nation’s Fiscal Health
02/09/2011Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Opening Statement Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power
02/08/2011Innovative Energy Technology Transforms Wasted Heat into Electricity
02/02/2011Modified Discharge Permit for Kendall Station Power Plant in Cambridge, Mass. Significantly Advances Protections for Charles River
02/01/2011EPA Partners Continue Large Green Power Purchases / One corporation nearly doubles its green power usage
01/28/2011EPA Administrator Jackson and Representatives from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wrap Up Texas Visit with Focus on Environmental Justice / Two-day visit highlights EPA efforts to protect human health and facilitate clean energy innovation
01/26/2011Nation’s Second Largest Refinery to Pay More Than $5.3 Million Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations / Smog- and asthma-causing emissions to be cut by 8,500 tons per year
01/21/2011EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for Model Years 2001 - 2006 Cars and Light Trucks/Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel
01/19/2011Energy Projects Transform Trash to Green Power / Landfill gas projects protect health while fueling industry and job creation
01/19/2011EPA and Chrysler to Take Latest Hybrid Technology from Lab to Street/Partnership to adapt fuel efficient technology
12/23/2010EPA Completes Framework for Greenhouse Gas Permitting Programs / EPA and states have worked closely to ensure a smooth transition
12/23/2010EPA to Set Modest Pace for Greenhouse Gas Standards / Agency stresses flexibility and public input in developing cost-effective and protective GHG standards for largest emitters
12/22/2010TOMORROW:  EPA to Hold Press Conference Call on Clean Air Act Announcement
12/20/2010EPA Delivers 15 Years of Acid Rain Reductions
12/20/2010EPA Proposes Updates to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico; PREPA and Gulf Caribbean Petroleum Refining Top the List of Biggest Polluters in PR
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in U.S. Virgin Islands; HOVENSA Tops the List as Biggest Polluter in US VI
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York; Finch Paper, Eastman Kodak and Danskammer Power Plant Top the List of NY Polluters
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New Jersey; DuPont Chambers Works, Conoco Phillips and Mercer Generating Station Top the List of NJ Polluters
12/09/2010This Winter Keep the Heat Indoors with Five Easy Energy Star Tips
12/06/2010EPA Announces 2010 Enforcement and Compliance Results / More than 1.4 billion pounds of harmful air, land, and water pollution to be reduced
12/03/2010EPA Issues Next Step for State Greenhouse Gas Permitting Programs
12/02/2010EPA Marks 40th Anniversary
11/23/2010MONDAY: Administrator Jackson to Kick Off EPA at 40 Commemoration / Weeklong series of events to highlight EPA’s 40 years protecting American communities
11/22/2010This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Savings with Energy Star
11/22/2010With Cooler Weather, Advice to New Englanders for Safer, Cleaner Wood-Burning
11/18/2010Oregon’s Bear Creek Cleaner Thanks to Watershed-Wide Projects
11/18/2010EPA Administrator Appoints Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson to Chair National Advisory Group
11/09/2010EPA Works with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Enforce the Clean Air Act
11/09/2010EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry/Reporting targets methane, a potent greenhouse gas and valuable fuel
11/02/2010EPA Recognizes Facilities for Energy Savings
10/26/2010EPA Announces Winners of First National Building Competition to Save Energy
10/21/2010Partnership for Sustainable Communities Awards Grants to Build Infrastructure Nationwide / EPA, HUD and DOT Work Together Through Coordinated Grant Program
10/20/2010EPA Honors 18 Partners for Advancing Green Power Market
10/20/2010TOMORROW: White House, EPA, HUD and DOT Officials to Discuss Support for Job Creation and Economic Growth
10/20/2010Portland dubbed one of the country’s greenest communities with EPA designation
10/19/2010EPA Announces Million Dollar Grant to Reduce Port Pollution in Camden, N.J.
10/18/201012 Cranston, R.I. Schools Achieve Energy Star Status for Conservation
10/18/2010Duwamish Waterway cleanup options released for public review
10/05/2010EPA Administrator Jackson to Travel to China
10/04/2010EPA and New York Harbor School Establish Ground-Breaking Green Partnership
10/04/2010EPA Observes Children’s Health Month/President proclaims Oct. 4 as Children Health Day
10/01/2010Hot New England Summer Meant More Smog Days, but Long-Term Trend is toward Cleaner Air
09/30/2010BP Products Agrees to Pay Largest Single-Facility Clean Air Act Penalty for Releases of Hazardous Pollutants at Texas City Refinery / $15 million penalty resolves federal civil claims stemming from two fires, leak, and reporting violations at refinery
09/29/2010Three New England Organizations – in Maine, N.H. and Mass. – Recognized for Energy Efficiency and Fighting Climate Change
09/29/2010EPA Approves Puerto Rico’s List of Impaired Waters: New Pollutants Included for Waters of San Juan Bay Estuary, Rio Bayamon, Rio Grande de Arecibo
09/28/2010Murphy Oil USA to Pay $1.25 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations / Company to spend additional $142 million in pollution controls at refineries in Louisiana and Wisconsin
09/23/2010EPA Recognizes Environment Achievements of NJ and NY Supermarkets for Their Work to Combat Climate Change; Supervalu, Hannaford Bros., Weis Markets, Price Chopper and Kysor/Warren each earn Environmental Achievement Award
09/22/2010EPA Recognizes GreenChill Partners Sprouts Farmers Market and Kysor/Warren for Environmental Achievement
09/21/2010Across New England, 180 Communities Take Leadership Role on Energy Issues

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