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News Releases issued by the Office of Air and Radiation


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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
09/21/2010Small Businesses and Congregations Improve Energy Efficiency and Fight Climate Change / EPA names nine Energy Star small business and congregation award winners
09/20/2010EPA Launches Green Power Community Challenge Nationwide/Local governments expand use of green power
09/17/2010External Power Adapters Will No Longer Be Available for EPA’s Energy Star Label / Efficiency gains brought about by Energy Star, transform the market
09/16/2010EPA Honors Awardees for Preserving the Ozone Layer
09/15/2010Thirty-six Governments to Meet in Mexico on Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Clean Energy / Administrator Jackson, Ministers to advance cooperation on methane reductions
09/15/2010EPA to Transition Climate Leaders Program
09/14/2010EPA’s Clean Air Act Turns 40 / Agency achieved significant health and environmental benefits
09/10/2010EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Plan for Greenhouse Gas Permits
09/08/2010EPA Marks the Clean Air Act’s 40th Anniversary/ Landmark law saves lives and provides billions of dollars in benefits
09/02/2010Start the School Year with EPA’s Energy Star
08/30/2010EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels/Agencies seek public comment on the most dramatic overhaul in the label’s 30-year history
08/30/2010TODAY: EPA, DOT to Hold Press Conference Call on Fuel Economy Label
08/13/2010EPA To Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution
08/12/2010EPA Proposes Rules on Clean Air Act Permitting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
08/12/2010Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology/ Interagency report marks an important step forward on administration priority
08/09/2010EPA Sets First National Limits to Reduce Mercury and Other Toxic Emissions from Cement Plants
08/02/2010EPA Announces Nation’s Top 50 Green Power Organizations
07/30/2010EPA Report: 22 Million Cataract Cases Will Be Prevented by Stronger Ozone Layer Protection
07/29/2010EPA Rejects Claims of Flawed Climate Science
07/22/2010EPA Awards $5.6 Million to Spur New Clean Diesel Technologies
07/13/2010EPA Offers Tips on How to Protect Eyes, Skin from the Sun’s Harmful Rays/ Download sun safety information on smartphones
07/12/2010EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
07/06/2010EPA Proposal Cuts Pollution from Power Plants in 31 States and D.C. / Rule would reduce smog- and soot-forming emissions contributing to unhealthy air
06/30/2010EPA Voids Certificates Approving Import of Up to 200,000 Small Recreational Vehicles /Agency may levy penalties
06/29/2010EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Four Emissions Sources/Agency also to consider data confidentiality
06/22/2010Energy Star Helps Auto Plants Improve Energy Efficiency
06/17/2010EPA Recognizes Five Organizations for Outstanding Leadership in Asthma Care
06/15/2010EPA Notifies States of Areas That Would Not Meet Tighter Lead Air Standards
06/15/2010EPA Honors Three Universities for Significant Energy Savings
06/10/2010EPA and States Complete First Phase of Unprecedented School Air Monitoring Initiative/Air toxics samples from all 65 schools in 22 states available online
06/08/2010EPA announces $10 million for Communities to Combat Climate Change
06/08/2010EPA Offers Cooling Tips for Every Budget this Summer
06/07/2010EPA To Hold Three Public Hearings on Rules Cutting Toxic Emissions from Boilers, Solid Waste Incinerators

Agency also extends comment period
06/07/2010EPA Announces Data Centers Can Now Earn Energy Star Label
06/03/2010EPA Sets Stronger National Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide

First new SO2 standard in 40 years will improve air quality for millions
05/27/2010EPA Encourages Ways to Travel Green by Checking into an Energy Star Labeled Hotel
05/27/2010EPA Raises Awareness on Skin Cancer Prevention with “Don’t Fry Day” Campaign

Agency urges everyone to be smart in the sun
05/26/2010EPA Honors Clean Air Initiatives from Across the Country

Winners demonstrate excellence in innovation, commitment
05/13/2010EPA Sets Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements/Small businesses and farms will be shielded
05/10/2010EPA, Shanghai Launch AirNow International / Shared technology will provide real-time air quality information in China
05/07/2010EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems / Goal is to encourage innovative and environmentally-friendly conversions
05/06/2010North America Collaborates to Reduce and Replace Potent Greenhouse Gases /
Canada, Mexico work with U.S. to strengthen measures to fight climate change
05/06/2010EPA Challenges Manufacturing Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency: 10 percent savings within 5 years set as industry goal; several facilities show early results
05/05/2010Air Quality Awareness Week Focuses on Reducing Exposure to Ozone, Particle Pollution / Keep your eye on the AQI
05/05/2010EPA Helps States and Utilities Tap into Greater Energy Efficiency Savings
05/04/2010EPA and DOE Announce First Public Meeting of Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage
05/04/2010EPA Promotes Asthma Awareness Month
Agency aims to help families recognize and prevent asthma triggers
05/03/2010EPA Administrator and Agriculture Secretary Team Up to Promote Farm Energy Generation
Agreement will help cut greenhouse gas emissions
05/03/2010EPA Strengthens Requirements for Energy Star Labeled TVs
04/30/2010EPA to Cut Mercury, Other Toxic Emissions from Boilers, Solid Waste Incinerators/Cost-effective proposals would reduce harmful air pollution in communities across the United States
04/27/2010EPA Issues Report on U.S. Climate Change Indicators
04/27/2010Buildings Compete to Work Off the Waste: EPA hosts first national building competition to improve energy efficiency
04/21/2010EPA Seeks Public Comment on Aircraft Lead Emissions Data/Agency will determine if lead in aviation gas poses threat to public health
04/19/2010EPA Announces New Guidelines for Energy Star Homes
04/19/201054 Universities Compete in EPA’s Green Power Challenge
04/16/2010EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Additions to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements
04/16/2010EPA Moves to Slash Mercury from Gold Production /Harmful emissions would be cut by more than 70 percent
04/15/2010EPA Finalizes the 2008 National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
04/14/2010U.S. EPA, DOE Announce Changes to Bolster Energy Star Program
04/08/2010EPA Launches Blog on Acid Rain

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