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News Releases issued by the Office of Air and Radiation


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06/21/2011EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards, 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Volume
06/21/2011EPA Extends Public Comment on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards/Extension will have no impact on timeline for finalizing standards
06/20/2011Feds Launch Action Plan to Protect People and Families from Radon/Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer
06/13/2011EPA Improves Clean-Air Permitting in Indian Country/ Action protects public health, allows for public participation and fosters economic development in Indian Country
06/09/2011EPA Honors Outstanding Leadership in Asthma Care
06/07/201111th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Recognize Public And Private Sector Achievements / Winners’ efforts help environment, education, and economy
05/26/2011TODAY: White House to Hold Conference Call to
Discuss the President’s Regulatory Relief Plan
05/25/2011EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels
05/23/2011Don’t Fry Day is Friday / EPA Sun Safety Tips
05/19/2011EPA Offers Energy Tips on Summer Cooling to Help Save Money, Reduce Pollution
05/16/2011EPA Announces Next Step on Air Toxics Standards for Boilers and Certain Incinerators/ Agency allows time to seek and review additional public input on new standards
05/11/2011EPA Seeks Small Entity Participation on Air Rules for Secondary Aluminum Production Facilities
05/04/2011GreenChill Partnership Reaches All 50 States
05/03/2011EPA to Hold Three Public Hearings on National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
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
05/02/2011EPA Seeks Small Entity Participation on Two Upcoming Air Rules
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
04/26/2011EPA Announces New Addition to Energy Star Commercial Fryers Category
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
04/18/2011EPA Recognizes Leaders in College and University Green Power Challenge
04/18/2011EPA Proposes Stronger Air Toxic Emissions Standards for Polyvinyl Chloride Production Facilities/Standards would cut harmful emissions that impact local communities
04/13/2011THURSDAY: EPA Administrator Jackson to Join USPS to Unveil Go Green Commemorative Stamps
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
04/04/2011EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Three Year Permitting Deferral for Biomass Facilities
03/28/2011EPA Monitoring Continues to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/22/2011CORRECTION: UPDATED – please note the addition of “hundreds of thousands” in the second and sixth paragraphs

Radiation Monitors Continue to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/22/2011Radiation Monitors Continue to Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/18/2011JOINT EPA/DOE STATEMENT: Radiation Monitors Confirm That No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached the United States
03/18/2011Cities Competing to Win EPA’s Green Power Community Challenge / District of Columbia and Brookville, Md. currently lead the green power charge
03/17/2011EPA Issues Extension to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline
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
03/16/2011TODAY: EPA, American Lung Association to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
03/15/2011TOMORROW: EPA, American Lung Association to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
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
03/11/2011EPA Updates National Air Toxics Assessment
03/09/2011EPA Announces New Energy Star Requirements for Televisions and Cable/Satellite Boxes
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
03/01/2011EPA Report Underscores Clean Air Act’s Successful Public Health Protections/Landmark law saved 160,000 lives in 2010 alone
02/28/2011EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems / Better climate protection without harming the ozone layer
02/25/2011EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide
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
02/09/2011Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Opening Statement Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power
02/08/2011TOMORROW: EPA Administrator to Testify on Clean Air Act
02/08/2011Innovative Energy Technology Transforms Wasted Heat into Electricity
02/01/2011EPA Partners Continue Large Green Power Purchases / One corporation nearly doubles its green power usage
01/31/2011EPA Proposes to Retain National Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide / Air monitoring revisions would ensure people are protected
01/28/2011EPA to Hold Five Listening Sessions on Updating the Clean Air Act’s Pollution Standards for Power Plants, Refineries/ Sessions seek input to design common-sense, cost-effective greenhouse gas standards for largest polluters
01/24/2011EPA, DOT and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Standards for Next Generation of Clean Cars
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
01/20/2011EPA Announces Next Steps on Emissions Standards for Boilers, Certain Incinerators
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
01/14/2011EPA, Schools To Tackle Indoor Air Quality
01/13/2011JAN 18-19: Administrator Jackson Travels to Cincinnati, Ann Arbor/Jackson to discuss clean water and emerging environmental technologies
01/13/2011Emissions Data from Animal Feeding Operations Study Now Available / EPA also solicits additional information to further understand emissions
01/12/2011EPA to Defer GHG Permitting Requirements for Industries that Use Biomass/Three-year deferral allows for further examination of scientific and technical issues associated with counting these emissions
01/03/2011Federal Agencies Join Efforts to Reduce Radon Exposure / Radon exposure is the leading cause of non-smoking lung cancer
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
12/17/2010EPA Sets First National Standard to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Gold Production
12/15/2010EPA Expands Air Monitoring Network to Protect Children from Lead
12/09/2010This Winter Keep the Heat Indoors with Five Easy Energy Star Tips
12/07/2010EPA Seeks New Timetable for Reducing Pollution from Boilers and Incinerators/Agency committed to developing rules that are protective, cost effective and based on sound science
12/03/2010EPA Issues Next Step for State Greenhouse Gas Permitting Programs
11/29/2010EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
11/22/2010This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Savings with Energy Star
11/17/2010EPA Releases the 2010 Fuel Economy Trends Report/Carbon dioxide decreases as fuel economy increases
EPA Identifies Areas Violating Lead Standards/ Reducing lead emissions will improve public health, especially for children
11/10/2010EPA Issues Pollution Permitting Guidance for States/Focus is on improving energy efficiency to reduce GHG pollution from the largest industrial facilities
11/10/2010TODAY: EPA to Hold Press Conference Call on Clean Air Act Announcement
11/09/2010EPA Seeks Public Comment on Best Practices for Home Energy Upgrades
11/09/2010EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry/Reporting targets methane, a potent greenhouse gas and valuable fuel
11/03/2010DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
11/02/2010EPA Recognizes Facilities for Energy Savings
11/01/2010EPA Recognizes Top Green Power Purchasers
10/26/2010EPA Announces Winners of First National Building Competition to Save Energy
10/25/2010DOT, EPA Propose the Nation’s First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

A win for the environment, economy and energy efficiency
10/25/2010TODAY: U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Hold Media Call on Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Announcement
10/20/2010EPA Awards $2.4 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
10/20/2010EPA Honors 18 Partners for Advancing Green Power Market
10/13/2010EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles/A new label for E15 is being proposed to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel
10/13/2010TODAY: EPA to Hold Press Conference Call on Ethanol
10/01/2010EPA Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases/Countries to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies
10/01/2010EPA and DOT Announce Next Steps toward Tighter Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Trucks/Move should save consumers money, reduce dependence on oil
10/01/2010EPA Proposes to Cut Mercury Emissions from Sewage Sludge Incinerators
09/21/2010EPA to Contribute $6 Million to Life-Saving International Project for Clean Cookstoves / Indoor smoke from cooking fires leads to about 2 million deaths each year

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