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04/22/2013EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois Institute of Technology lead in design of green infrastructure on campus
04/19/2013Kicking Off Earth Week, EPA Honors New York Environmental Leaders
04/18/2013EPA Reaches Agreement on the Cleanup of the Puchack Well Field Superfund site in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey $23 Million to be Spent on Protecting Drinking Water
04/08/2013EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site
04/05/2013EPA Finalizes Plan to Address PCB Contamination in the Grasse River in Massena, NY
04/03/2013EPA Finalizes $6.5 Million Cleanup Plan for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Superfund Site in Saratoga Springs, NY
03/28/2013EPA Provides Over $80,000 in Funding to Provide Training in Environmental Careers for Bronx High School Students
03/14/2013The EPA and the University at Buffalo Co-Host Clean Water Conference in Buffalo
03/12/2013EPA Announces Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the US/Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Atlanta rank in top five
03/11/2013EPA, PUSH Buffalo and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Announce
Green Infrastructure Initiative on Buffalo’s West Side
02/27/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund Site in Saratoga Springs, New York; Public Meeting on March 7, 2013 at Saratoga Spa State Park
02/20/2013EPA Recognizes Medical Centers and Universities for Emissions Reductions and Energy Savings
02/15/2013The EPA and the University at Buffalo to Co-Host Clean Water Conference in Buffalo; Local Governments Urged to Attend
02/14/2013Presque Isle Bay Removed from Great Lakes “Area of Concern” List; Second Area in U.S. to be Delisted
02/11/2013EPA Provides Funding to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; $500,000 Awarded for Development of Wetlands Field Manual
02/11/2013EPA Provides Funding to Protect Wetlands in New York; Nearly 750,000 Awarded for Wetlands Research
02/08/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site
02/07/2013EPA Provides Technical Assistance to 43 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals
01/17/2013Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Yorkers Urged to Test for Radon
01/16/2013EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Increase in Great Lakes Basin Pollution
01/16/2013EPA Invests $2.7 Million to Reduce Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines in New York and New Jersey
01/16/2013EPA to Hold Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Plan for Cleaning Up the Gowanus Canal; Public Encouraged to Attend Public Meetings on January 23 and January 24
01/16/2013EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York; 18,904,109 Pounds of Toxins— a Decrease of 12%— Released in New York State
01/04/2013Public Meeting on 2012 E. Long Island Sound Dredged Material Supplemental EIS
12/28/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grant Will Help Train Syracuse Area Residents About How to Reduce Asthma Attacks and Protect Against Lead Poisoning
12/28/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grant will Tackle Water Pollution in Peekskill, NY
12/28/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grant Will Help Educate Buffalo Area Residents about Air Pollution
12/28/2012EPA Takes Action against Companies that Sell and Import Illegal Pesticides
12/27/2012EPA Proposes Plan for Cleaning Up Gowanus Canal; Multi-million Dollar Cleanup to Revitalize Polluted Brooklyn Waterway
12/20/2012EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli
12/20/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/19/2012EPA Study Reveals Shift in Housing Developments Across the U.S. / More communities embrace redevelopment
12/07/2012EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in New York City
12/06/2012EPA Provides Funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution
12/06/2012EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Erie
12/06/2012EPA to Fund Pollution Prevention Projects in New Jersey and New York
12/06/2012EPA Provides Funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution
12/04/2012EPA, State and City Extend Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City to December 9th
11/28/2012EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement
11/26/2012EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health
11/23/2012EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City
11/19/2012EPA, State and County Promote Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in Nassau County
11/14/2012EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
11/13/2012Third and Most Successful Season of Hudson River Dredging Ends Today; More Than 1.3 Million Cubic Yards of PCB-Contaminated Sediment Removed Since 2009 Dredging Start
11/11/2012EPA, State and County to Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-Off in Suffolk County
11/03/2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
10/24/2012EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
10/17/2012EPA Provides New York State $218 Million for Clean Water Projects
10/16/2012EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York
10/15/2012Fire Extinguished at Hillcrest Industries Work Will Continue to Ensure Piles Do Not Reignite
10/11/2012EPA Finalizes Change to Cleanup Plan for
Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in Farmingdale, New York
10/11/2012EPA Changes Cleanup Plan for Polluted Ground Water at Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey Responds to Input from Public
10/11/2012EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects
10/10/2012EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
10/03/2012EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date
10/02/2012EPA Announces $1.4 Million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Help Tackle Invasive Species in New York
10/01/2012EPA Releases Plan to Address PCB Contamination in the Grasse River in Massena, New York; Public Urged to Submit Comments No Later Than November 15
09/28/2012EPA Releases Air Data from Hillcrest Industries Fire; Agency Creates New Web Page to Post Information
09/27/2012EPA Provides Grants to Help New York City Residents Monitor Air and Water Pollution in their Communities; Smart Phones will Track Air Pollution in The Bronx, Students Surveying Water Pollution in New York Harbor are Some of the Projects
09/26/2012EPA's Response to Hillcrest Industries Fire
09/24/2012More Than $1.6 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; More than $900,000 granted to Support Projects in New York
09/19/2012EPA and General Electric Company Sign Agreement to Protect Drinking Water at Cayuga County, New York Superfund Site; Drinking Water Impacted by Volatile Organic Compounds
09/19/2012Soil Cleanup to Start at Solvent Savers Superfund Site in Lincklaen, NY
09/18/2012New Jersey and New York Supermarkets Recognized for Environmental Achievement by EPA GreenChill Program; Weis Markets, ACM, and Whole Foods Take Action to Reduce Harmful Emissions from Chemicals Used for Refrigeration
09/18/2012EPA Awards Columbia University and Cornell University Climate Change Grants; Columbia and Cornell Universities to Receive a Combined $1.5 Million
09/13/2012EPA Provides Syracuse University Funding to Support Environmental Education; $131,050 Environmental Education Grant To Support At Least 30 Projects
09/13/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Spread of Asbestos at Liberty Plant Maintenance Site in Lockport, N.Y.
09/12/2012Superfund Job Training Program Provides Opportunities for Syracuse Residents at Hazardous Waste Cleanups; Many Graduates to Work on Cleanup of Onondaga Lake
09/12/2012EPA Proposes to Delete Hooker-Hyde Park Landfill in Niagara Falls, N.Y. from Superfund List After Cleanup
09/10/2012Follow EPA on Facebook and Twitter during Great Lakes Week in Cleveland, Sept. 10-13
09/07/2012United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement / Agreement will protect the health of the largest freshwater system in the world
09/07/2012TODAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
09/06/2012EPA Awards $1.5 Million to Universities for Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Methods
09/05/2012FRIDAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
08/30/2012EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for Cleanup at Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York
08/14/2012EPA Takes Action against Buffalo Area Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
08/13/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Plan for Final Phase of Cleanup At Diaz Chemical Superfund Site
08/07/2012EPA Finalizes Settlement with Companies for Cleanup at Mercury Refining Superfund Site in Albany County; Value of Cleanup Work Estimated at $9 million
08/06/2012EPA Announces Funding for Research to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health
07/18/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in Cayuga County, New York; Protecting Drinking Water EPA Priority
07/17/2012Environmental Education Gets Support from EPA
Three grants to launch programs across New York State
07/12/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in the Village of Farmingdale, New York
07/05/2012EPA Seeks Candidates for Advisory Board On Great Lakes Issues
06/29/2012EPA Provides Grants to New York State Groups To Educate People about Efforts to Restore Urban Rivers; Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Groundwork Hudson Valley and Rocking the Boat to Receive Total of $171,256
06/21/2012EPA Announces $3 Million In Environmental Job Training Grants / Grants provide job trainees opportunities to protect public health in their communities
06/20/2012Homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls / Settlement to prevent millions of pounds of sediment and polluted stormwater runoff from entering U.S. waterways each year
06/12/2012EPA to Hold Citizen Science Workshops in New York and New Jersey; June 19 in New York City and June 20 in Edison, New Jersey
06/11/2012EPA and Representatives of Local Governments from Puerto Rico Meet in New York City to Discuss Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico High Asthma Rates, Recycling and Pollution Prevention Among Issues Discussed
05/31/2012EPA Forms First Advisory Board on Great Lakes Issue
05/31/2012EPA Provides $970,000 to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in New York State; New York City and Ogdensburg Receive Funding
05/30/201218 U.S. Teachers Receive Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
05/24/2012EPA Guides Marinas on Best Ways to Prevent Water Pollution
05/22/2012EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressional Representative Paul Tonko Announce Progress on Cleaning Up the Hudson River and Shoreline; 500 Jobs Created By Hudson River Cleanup Project; Also Tour Superfund Site in Colonie and Guilderland
05/03/2012Cleveland to Host Great Lakes Week in 2012
04/27/2012EPA Honors New York State Environmental Leaders
04/24/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Sales of Illegal Pesticides
04/23/2012New York City Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/20/2012EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at
Jefferson County, New York Toxic Site, Which has Contaminated Public Water Supply
04/19/2012Up To $20 Million Available From EPA for 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Projects
04/19/2012Top EPA Regional Official Tours Environmentally Innovative Company in Green Island, NY / Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award