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11/03/2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
11/02/2012Hyundai/Kia to Correct Overstated MPG Claims as Result of EPA Investigation
10/31/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for New Jersey
10/31/2012EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waivers to Assist States Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
10/11/2012EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects
10/10/2012EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
10/09/2012SmartWay Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Supply Chain Efficiency
09/24/2012EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power
09/19/2012EPA Announces 12th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards /Communities, public health and U.S. economy benefit from winners’ work on clean air initiatives
09/14/2012EPA Sets Bio-based Diesel Volumes for 2013
09/05/2012In Support of Affected States, EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waiver for 8 States Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
08/29/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana
08/28/201212:30PM TODAY: Senior Administration Officials to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Major Fuel Efficiency Announcement
08/28/2012Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards/ Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025
07/25/2012EPA Kicks Off Third Annual Energy Star National Building Competition
07/20/2012EPA to Review Technical Information on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for New Power Plants/Routine review has no impact on cost or vital health benefits of first national standards for mercury pollution
07/09/2012EPA to Hold Two Public Hearings on Proposed Clean Air Standards for Particle Pollution/Speaker registration now open for hearings in Philadelphia and Sacramento, Calif.
07/03/2012EPA Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Maintain Focus on Largest Emitters/Steps to streamline process will ease burden on state and local permitting authorities
06/25/2012EPA Proposes Updates and Deadline Extension for 2010 Cement Standards/Proposal would maintain significant air toxic reductions, while making cost-effective changes to provide greater flexibility for industry
06/15/2012EPA Proposes Clean Air Standards for Harmful Soot Pollution/99 percent of U.S. counties projected to meet proposed standards without any additional actions
06/15/2012TODAY: Press Conference Call to Discuss Clean Air Act Announcement
06/01/2012EPA Updates Clean Air Act Standards for Flares and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries/ Practical standards, informed by stakeholder and industry input, cut harmful pollution while saving the refining industry money
05/31/2012Obama Administration Working to Close Racial, Ethnic Gap on Asthma/Asthma disproportionately affects minority children, children living below poverty level
05/21/2012EPA to Hold Public Hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
05/18/2012EPA Honors Top Energy-Efficient Building Designs/'Designed to Earn the Energy Star' Projects Featured at the American Institute of Architects National Convention
05/17/2012Skin Cancer is Most Common Cancer in US, Yet One of the Most Preventable/EPA, FDA, NPS, National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Highlight Sun Safety Tips for 'Don’t Fry Day': May 25th
05/10/2012EPA Updates Clean Air Act Requirements for Gas Stations to Reflect New Vehicle Technologies / Widespread use of advanced vehicle technologies capture harmful gasoline vapors when refueling, delivering more cost-effective emissions reductions
05/01/2012EPA Takes Next Step to Implement 2008 Ozone Standards / Most areas that need to take steps to reduce ozone pollution are close to meeting the standards; only three new areas have been added
05/01/2012EPA Works to Help the Nearly 26 Million Americans with Asthma/Highlights Asthma Awareness Month in May
04/23/2012$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects
04/23/2012EPA Releases List of Top 50 Green-Powered Organizations/ Intel, Kohl’s, Microsoft rank in top three
04/18/2012Statements on EPA's Updated, Achievable Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Natural Gas
04/18/2012EPA Issues Updated, Achievable Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Natural Gas / Half of fractured wells already deploy technologies in line with final standards, which slash harmful emissions while reducing cost of compliance
04/18/2012TODAY: Press Conference Call to Discuss Clean Air Act Announcement
04/16/2012EPA Publishes National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
04/11/2012EPA Releases List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the United States / Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco rank in top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, protecting health, reducing pollution
04/02/2012EPA to Allow 15 Percent Renewable Fuel in Gasoline/Agency approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15
03/27/2012Statements on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
03/27/2012EPA Proposes First Carbon Pollution Standard for Future Power Plants/Achievable standard is in line with investments already being made and will inform the building of new plants moving forward
03/15/2012EPA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Energy Star/ Americans saved nearly $230 billion in two decades
03/08/2012EPA Issues 2011 Fuel Economy Trends Report/Fuel economy edges to record high as carbon pollution levels drop to new low
02/29/2012One Individual and 20 Organizations Receive Inaugural Climate Leadership Awards
02/27/2012EPA Proposes to Keep Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Focused on Largest Emitters/ Options to streamline process would help state and local permitting authorities
02/27/2012EPA Requests Comment on 17th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
02/22/2012Energy Star Leaders Achieve President Obama’s Energy Efficiency Goal for Buildings/ EPA’s Energy Star provides model for superior building energy performance and savings
02/14/2012EPA Finalizes Air Toxic Emissions Standards for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production Facilities/Standards will cut harmful emissions that impact local communities
02/07/2012EPA Recognizes DoD Facilities for Emission Reductions and Energy Savings/ Facilities reported annual energy savings of $6.8 million
01/11/20122010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities Now Available / First release of data through the national GHG reporting program
01/10/2012EPA to Hold Webinar to Showcase a New Tool to Access 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities
01/04/2012EPA Recognizes National Radon Action Month: Test for Radon Gas to Protect Health/ 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year
12/27/2011EPA Finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards
12/22/2011They’re Still Talking About Historic Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
12/21/2011Here’s What They’re Saying About Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
12/21/2011EPA Issues First National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants/ Historic ‘mercury and air toxics standards’ meet 20-year old requirement to cut dangerous smokestack emissions
12/20/2011WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator Jackson to Make Significant Clean Air Act Announcement
12/14/2011EPA Approves Three Alternative Refrigerants to Replace Hydrofluorocarbons in Commercial and Household Freezers/First time that hydrocarbon substitutes will be widely used in the U.S.
12/02/2011EPA Proposes Changes to Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators/Reconsidered standards would set emission limits for less than one percent of boilers, achieve public health benefits while increasing flexibility and responding to public input
12/02/2011TODAY: Press Conference Call to Discuss Proposed Changes to Boilers and Incinerators Rule
11/23/2011Tips for Environmentally Friendly Gifts this Holiday Season
11/17/2011EPA Releases Guidelines to Ensure Healthy Indoor Air during Home Energy Upgrades/ New protocols protect indoor air quality while enhancing home energy efficiency
11/16/2011TODAY: We Can’t Wait: Transportation Secretary LaHood and EPA Administrator Jackson to Discuss Historic Proposed Fuel Economy Standards/ National program for light duty vehicles will save consumers $1.7 trillion at the pump, $8,000 per vehicle by 2025
11/16/2011We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump/ Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers
11/16/2011EPA Honors 19 Organizations for Leadership in Clean Energy
11/16/2011DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
11/09/2011EPA Announces Court Ordered Schedule for Action on State-Led Efforts to Reduce Harmful Haze-Forming Pollutants
11/09/2011The Governments of United States and Canada Harmonize Approach to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings
11/09/2011National Home Builders Commit to EPA’s New Guidelines for Energy Star Qualified Homes/Over 400 builders pledge to develop the next generation of Energy Star qualified homes in 2012
11/09/2011EPA Announces Most Areas Meet Air Quality Standards for Lead
11/07/2011EPA Updates Energy Star Tool to Support Greater Energy Efficiency in Hospitals/ Improving the energy efficiency of America’s hospitals by 10 percent would save $740 million annually in energy bills
11/02/2011EPA Announces Winner of the 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition
10/31/2011EPA Grants Clean Air Act Petition to Improve Air Quality in New Jersey/Action protects public health and cuts harmful emissions from Pennsylvania power plant
10/25/2011Saving Money, Staying Warm: Winter Energy Efficiency Tips from Energy Star
10/20/2011EPA Awards $50 Million for Clean Diesel Projects /Reducing diesel emissions helps decrease asthma attacks and premature deaths
10/05/2011Facilities Earn Energy Star CHP Award for Emissions Reductions and Energy Savings
09/28/2011EPA’s Response to Inspector General’s Report on Endangerment Finding
09/27/2011EPA Announces Winners of First-Ever Green Power Community Challenge
09/20/2011EPA’s Market Share for Energy Star Qualified Homes Reaches 25 Percent
09/20/2011EPA to Hold Three Public Hearings on Proposed Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Production
09/12/2011EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Pennsylvania
09/02/2011Statement by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
08/30/2011Energy Star Now Available for New Multifamily High-Rise Buildings
08/22/2011EPA Accepts First GHG Reporting Data/Agency launches electronic GHG reporting tool
08/15/2011EPA Affirms National Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide Are Protective of Public Health/Air monitoring updates will put more focus on urban communities located near roadways
08/11/2011EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Tennessee
08/09/2011White House Announces First Ever Oil Savings Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks, Buses/Saving $50 billion in fuel costs and over 500 million barrels of oil
07/29/2011President Obama Announces Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard/Consumers will save $1.7 trillion at the pump, $8K per vehicle by 2025
07/28/2011EPA Proposes Air Pollution Standards for Oil and Gas Production/Cost-effective, flexible standards rely on operators' ability to capture and sell natural gas that currently escapes, threatens air quality
07/27/2011EPA Announces Top Contenders in Energy Star National Building Competition / In the first six months of the competition, participants saved more than $3.7 million on utility bills
07/19/2011EPA Announces New Energy Star Requirements for Dishwashers and Furnaces
07/14/2011New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes Cutting-Edge Products with Highest Energy Efficiency / “Most Efficient” designation will help shoppers reduce their energy bills, provide incentives for manufacturers to innovate, and protect Americans’ public health and environment
07/13/2011TOMORROW: EPA and DOE to Make Energy Star Announcement
07/13/2011EPA Opens Public Comment on Secondary Air Standards for Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxides/
Agency announces pilot field study on environmental impacts
07/11/2011EPA Proposes Criteria to Waive Federal Requirements for Capturing Gasoline Vapors When Refueling Vehicles/Part of Obama Administration’s initiative to remove burdensome regulations
07/07/2011Here’s What They’re Saying About the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
07/07/2011EPA Reduces Smokestack Pollution, Protecting Americans’ Health from Soot and Smog/Clean Air Act protections will cut dangerous pollution in communities that are home to 240 million Americans
07/07/2011TODAY: EPA Administrator to Make Clean Air Act Announcement
07/06/2011EPA Seeks to Adopt Emission Standards for Large Commercial Aircraft
06/30/2011EPA Tips to Be Cool and Safe this Summer / Limit the heat and the sun, but not the fun
06/28/2011EPA Finalizes E15 Pump Labeling Requirements/New labels will help consumers find the right fuel for their vehicles
06/28/2011EPA to Tackle Emissions from Trucks Used at Ports / EPA, industry leaders, and environmental groups to join forces for cleaner, healthier air around harbors

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