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11/06/2013Federal Facilities Earn Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for Carbon Pollution Reductions, Energy Savings
10/23/2013EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities / Carbon pollution from power plants declines 10 percent from 2010 due to growing use of natural gas
10/22/2013EPA Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Environmental Achievements / EPA SmartWay Program Has Saved 65 Million Barrels of Oil since 2004
10/18/2013UPDATED: EPA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Reducing Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants /
Sessions in Boston, Philadelphia Rescheduled Due to Government Shutdown
09/30/2013EPA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Reducing Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
09/23/2013EPA Honors 24 Organizations for Green Power Leadership
09/20/2013EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants / Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
09/17/2013EPA and Ad Council Launch New Public Service Announcements to Prevent Asthma Attacks
09/12/2013Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department Release Fuel Economy Tool for Used Vehicles
09/05/2013EPA and Coast Guard Reach Pollution Control Agreement with Carnival / New Advanced Technologies Allow Industry to Comply with Emission Standards, Reduce Costs
08/20/2013EPA Kicks Off Fourth-Annual Energy Star National Building Competition with More Than 3,000 Buildings
08/15/2013EPA Announces Revised Fuel Economy Label Estimates for 2013 Ford C-Max; Initiates Effort to Update Labeling Procedures to Keep Pace with Industry Trends
08/06/2013EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards to Help Promote American Energy Independence, Reduce Carbon Pollution/EPA also announces steps to address concerns about the E10 blend wall
08/05/2013EPA Updates Oil and Gas Standards for Storage Tanks
07/18/2013EPA Debuts Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool
06/27/2013EPA Strengthens Energy Star Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers/Encourages “connected” features, including smart grid functionality
06/20/2013EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills
05/20/2013Skin Cancer Remains the Most Common Cancer in US, Americans Urged to Take Action/EPA, CDC, FDA, National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provide sun safety tips for 'Don’t Fry Day': May 24th
05/09/2013Up to $9 Million Available from EPA for 2013 Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
05/07/2013Nearly 26 Million Americans Continue to Live with Asthma, EPA says / SC, IN, TX programs honored as national models for asthma care
04/23/2013EPA Holds Hearings to Gather Public Comments on Vehicle and Gasoline Standards
04/23/2013EPA Announces Winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition
04/17/2013EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power
04/15/2013EPA Publishes 18th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
04/03/2013EPA Voids Certificates Approving Import of Over 70,000 Small Recreational Vehicles
03/29/2013UPDATE: Here’s What They’re Saying about EPA’s Proposed Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standards
03/29/2013Here’s What They’re Saying about EPA’s Proposed Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standards
03/29/2013EPA Updates Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for New Power Plants/ Agency also proposes updates to oil and gas storage tank standards
03/29/2013EPA Proposes Achievable Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standard, Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Extensive Health Benefits
03/26/2013EPA and DOE Recognize 2013 Energy Star Partners of the Year
03/15/2013New EPA Report: Initial Data Shows Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012
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
02/20/2013EPA Recognizes Medical Centers and Universities for Emissions Reductions and Energy Savings
02/05/2013EPA Updates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities
02/05/2013EPA Hosts Background Technical Briefing on Online Tool to View GHG Emissions Data from Large Facilities
02/04/2013Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier / Improving housing quality can dramatically affect the health of residents
01/31/2013EPA Proposes Changes to Enhance Confidence in RIN Trading in the RFS Program
01/31/2013EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
01/17/2013EPA launches new voluntary program to help reduce harmful soot pollution
01/15/2013EPA Finalizes Revisions to Clean Air Standards for Stationary Engines / Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance
01/14/2013Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in 2013 by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas / Elevated radon levels found in roughly 1 in 15 homes nationwide
12/21/2012EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns/Updated rules provide extensive public health protections, cut costs of compliance
12/14/2012EPA Announces Next Round of Clean Air Standards to Reduce Harmful Soot Pollution
12/14/2012TODAY: Press Conference Call to Discuss Clean Air Act Announcement
12/06/2012DOE and EPA Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2013 Models
11/16/2012EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests
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

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