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Nine Arizona tribes will receive federal funding to address environmental concerns on their land. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the nearly $3 million in funding Monday. The agency has …... [Read More]
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2016--The latest version of the ALOHA® hazard modeling software is now available, and it includes updated public exposure guideline levels for toxic chemical releases. You can download ALOHA 5.4.7 from the CAMEO® website. ALOHA is part of the CAMEO software suite of tools for emergency responders and planners, which are developed jointly by NOAA and the Environmental Protection Agency. With ALOHA, you can model toxic gas clouds, fires, and explosions to determine areas where key levels of concern have been exceeded and a threat to the public may exist. In this new release, the Protective Action Criteria... [Read More]
AUGUST 19, 2016--On August 18, 2016, a large group of government scientists, academicians, and consultants learned about new research that could help decision-makers better measure injuries to natural resources from chemical contamination. OR&R's Dr. Ken Finkelstein broadcast his findings via webinar to the Environmental Protection Agency's Contaminated Sediment Forum. This group meets monthly to share cutting-edge information about contamination affecting sediment, the layer of sand or soil at the bottom of rivers and oceans. Dr. Finkelstein's presentation stemmed from his work for NOAA's Natural Resources and Damage Assessment program, where we collect scientific data to determine if natural... [Read More]
Selectmen directed the town attorney and town manager to look into whether Portsmouth City Attorney Robert Sullivan has a conflict of interest in leading the Coakley Landfill Group.The board voted 4-0 with Selectman Rick Griffin absent Monday night to have Town Attorney Mark Gearreald and Town Manager Fred Welch contact the CLG about whether a conflict exists. The CLG is responsible for paying for remediation at the Coakley landfill, an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund... [Read More]
Federal officials say Vermont farmers are making progress in their effort to reduce the amount of phosphorous making its way into the state's waterways. The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service comes as Gov. Phil Scott and other state officials highlight Clean Water Week in Vermont. Vermont has been under the gun to reduce phosphorous levels in Lake Champlain since the federal Environmental Protection Agency established a Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, for Vermont. That set new limits last year on how much phosphorus can enter the lake. The USDA has been working... [Read More]
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Government scientists worried that their long-in-the-works assessment of climate change would be suppressed. The concern hardly rates as overwrought. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. [Read More]
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Betting that their predictions on supposed "climate change"-related wildfires over the coming years are wrong, a scientist and leading expert in the field is offering top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency a simple wager. by Alex Newman... [Read More]
Connecticut officials are vowing to fight a lawsuit filed by New York State to block dumping contaminated sediment dredged from harbors and ports at a new Long Island Sound underwater disposal site. "More than a decade of research and testing went into the decision for the location of the disposal site, and the science could not be clearer - open water disposal is safe and will not harm the wildlife or the water quality of the Long Island Sound," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency... [Read More]
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UWM alums Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster are going to hike 332 miles from Milwaukee to Lake Superior, stopping at locations the Environmental Protection Agency has identified as "areas of concern." [Read More]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 intends to issue three Class II UIC permits to Breitburn Operating, LP. Covering three enhanced recovery wells in Santa Rosa County. [Read More]
OCTOBER 21, 2016--Since 2005, OR&R's Emergency Response Division (ERD) has teamed up with California's Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR) to provide oil spill training known as Environmental Response to Oil Spills (EROS). With OSPR's authorities recently expanded to include all waters across the state, this week's class (Fresno, CA October 18-20) is the second Inland EROS class ever held and incorporates both marine and inland spill elements. Thirty California spill responder attendees include OSPR, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and oil industry partners. A wide variety of topics were covered including oil chemistry, fingerprinting, fate and... [Read More]
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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued an "orange," which could pose health risks for sensitive groups of people. [Read More]
St. Johns County Commissioners Jeb Smith and Henry Dean have thrown their support behind rescinding the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial "Waters of the U.S." rule, an early target for elimination by the Trump administration. [Read More]
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency went "too far" when it denied Sinclair Oil's two refineries in Wyoming exemptions from renewable fuel regulations, a Denver appeals court decided Tuesday. [Read More]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies … It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work." [Read More]
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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission points to a growing body of scientific evidence that the air within homes can be more polluted than the outdoor air in large, industrialized cities. [...] EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be two to five times higher inside homes than outside, regardless if the home is in rural or industrial areas. While you can't control the allergens and pollutants lurking outside, there are many ways to take action inside the home to improve your indoor air quality. Wash all... [Read More]
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With an endless stream of bills each month, you might wonder where you can find the money to jet off to the beach or mountain resort of your dreams. With only a couple weekends of work, these three simple low-cost DIY projects can significantly reduce your home cooling costs, freeing up money year after year so you can take vacations or do other fun activities. EPS panels are simple to cut to size without creating a mess, are recyclable and can be installed throughout your home, including in walls, floors, ceilings and foundation walls. While inadequate... [Read More]
By ANDREW REHNOn Aug. 15, The News-Gazette ran an Associated Press article on the Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Scott Pruitt's attempts to dismantle the 2015 Effluent Limitation Guidelines rule. [Read More]
The modern environment has modern regulations, and one of the latest rules for the Wyoming Valley concerns the stormwater that flows into the Susquehanna River and empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's... [Read More]
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The Environmental Protection Agency filed suit against the city on Aug. 14, claiming air quality violations and seeking penalties of up to $666,988 per day and the shutdown a vita…... [Read More]
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