EPA NEWS: North Idaho’s West Silver Valley Attains Clean Air Act Standards For Fine Particle Pollution
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EPA NEWS: North Idaho’s West Silver Valley Attains Clean Air Act Standards For Fine Particle Pollution

November 24, 2021 SEATTLE (Nov. 24, 2021) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken final action to redesignate the air quality status of the West Silver Valley in North Idaho as “attainment” for the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act.  The West Silver Valley Airshed, which runs from Cataldo to Big Creek and…

EPA NEWS: Initial Phase Of Cleanup Is Complete At The Southern Portion Of The Former McLouth Steel Site In Trenton, Michigan
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EPA NEWS: Initial Phase Of Cleanup Is Complete At The Southern Portion Of The Former McLouth Steel Site In Trenton, Michigan

November 23, 2021 CHICAGO (November 23, 2021) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced MSC Land Company LLC has completed a $20 million cleanup of the southern portion of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton, Michigan. Work was completed with EPA oversight under a settlement agreement between EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, Michigan Department…

EPA NEWS: EPA Releases Bold National Strategy To Transform U.S. Recycling, California Stands At Forefront
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EPA NEWS: EPA Releases Bold National Strategy To Transform U.S. Recycling, California Stands At Forefront

November 23, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 23, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. This year, California alone has invested $270 million in new recycling infrastructure and…

EPA NEWS: EPA Releases Bold National Strategy To Transform Recycling In America; CNMI Stands At The Forefront
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EPA NEWS: EPA Releases Bold National Strategy To Transform Recycling In America; CNMI Stands At The Forefront

EPA celebrates CNMI’s work to integrate recycling into Typhoon Yutu recovery November 23, 2021 SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. This year, the Commonwealth…

CRIME: The United States Proposes Modification To The EPA Consent Decree To Reduce Sewer System Overflows For Hampton Roads Sanitation District
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CRIME: The United States Proposes Modification To The EPA Consent Decree To Reduce Sewer System Overflows For Hampton Roads Sanitation District

The United States lodged with the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia today a proposed modification of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 consent decree with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to require implementation of a comprehensive set of improvements to the sewer system to resolve longstanding problems with sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). SSOs…

HEALTH NEWS: “Drinking through a Lead Straw” –
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HEALTH NEWS: “Drinking through a Lead Straw” –

HEALTH NEWS: HOUSTON — It is not known how many lead pipes are used to supply water to homes, schools, and businesses across America or where they are located. According to the Environmental Protection Agency , there are at least 6,000,000 lead service lines. According to environmental groups, it could be many more. It is…

EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Outcomes From White House Tribal Nations Summit
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EPA NEWS: EPA Announces Outcomes From White House Tribal Nations Summit

News Releases from Headquarters November 16, 2021 WASHINGTON (Nov. 16, 2021) – Today, alongside national tribal leaders and federal partners at the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit, EPA announced a renewal of its commitment to the Tribal Treaty Rights Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the renewed Sacred Sites Memorandum of Understanding. “I am honored…

EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Fines The Gas Company Over Clean Air Act Violations In Kapolei
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EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Fines The Gas Company Over Clean Air Act Violations In Kapolei

News Releases from Region 09 November 15, 2021 HONOLULU – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with The Gas Company, LLC over Clean Air Act violations at their synthetic natural gas facility in Kapolei, Hawaii. The company will pay a $230,000 fine and carry out changes to improve safety by reducing…

EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Fines Two Commercial Ships Over Vessel General Permit Violations
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EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Fines Two Commercial Ships Over Vessel General Permit Violations

News Releases from Region 09, Region 06 November 15, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has assessed penalties totaling $81,474 against two commercial ships over inspection, monitoring, and reporting violations in California and Louisiana. The MSC Aurora container ship and the Western Durban bulk carrier both violated EPA’s Vessel General…

EPA NEWS: EPA Settlement Resolves Hazardous Waste Violations With US Technology Media, Inc. In Georgia, Ohio, And Utah
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EPA NEWS: EPA Settlement Resolves Hazardous Waste Violations With US Technology Media, Inc. In Georgia, Ohio, And Utah

News Releases from Headquarters > Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) Company Must Dispose of Existing Hazardous Waste Before Accepting More Waste at its Facilities November 15, 2021 WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2021) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced a settlement with US Technology Media (UST Media) to resolve alleged violations of hazardous waste environmental…

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Major Swedish Power Company defends Bitcoin Mining as Regulators Propose Ban
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CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Major Swedish Power Company defends Bitcoin Mining as Regulators Propose Ban

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Source: AdobeStock / nmann77 A joint statement from the directors-general of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has called for a total ban on proof-of-work mining of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), within the EU. The state-owned power company in Sweden is defending crypto mining and claiming…

PUBLIC POLICY: How You Can Report On The Toxic Hot Spots Near You
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PUBLIC POLICY: How You Can Report On The Toxic Hot Spots Near You

Credit: Laila Milevski/ProPublica A journalist’s guide for investigating cancer-causing air pollution from industrial facilities by using ProPublica’s original air toxics map and data. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Is the community you cover located in or near a…

EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders In Florida Or Environmental Performance
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EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders In Florida Or Environmental Performance

News Releases from Region 04 October 29, 2021 ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored 72 truck carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers as industry leaders in supply chain, environmental, and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. This year’s Partner awards were announced at a virtual award ceremony…

EPA NEWS: Armada Supply Chain Partners Rated Among Top Environmental Performers And Leaders For Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
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EPA NEWS: Armada Supply Chain Partners Rated Among Top Environmental Performers And Leaders For Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

News Releases from Region 03 October 29, 2021 PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 29, 2021) – Armada Supply Chain Partners of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.  Armada was one of 12 companies in the shipper and…

EPA NEWS: EPA Awards Arkansas $244,000 To Protect Children From Lead In Drinking Water
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EPA NEWS: EPA Awards Arkansas $244,000 To Protect Children From Lead In Drinking Water

News Releases from Region 06 October 29, 2021 DALLAS – (Oct. 29, 2021) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $224,000 to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to help identify sources of lead in drinking water in schools or child care facilities. The funding will help protect children and helps advance the federal action…

EPA NEWS: EPA Awards Texas Nearly $2 Million To Protect Children From Lead In Drinking Water
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EPA NEWS: EPA Awards Texas Nearly $2 Million To Protect Children From Lead In Drinking Water

News Releases from Region 06 October 29, 2021 DALLAS – (Oct. 29, 2021) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $1,965,000 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to help identify sources of lead in drinking water in schools or child care facilities. The funding will help protect children and helps advance the…

EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders For Environmental Performance
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EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders For Environmental Performance

News Releases from Headquarters > Air and Radiation (OAR), Headquarters October 27, 2021 WASHINGTON (Oct. 27, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 72 truck carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers as industry leaders in supply chain, environmental, and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. This year’s SmartWay Partner…

EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders In Alabama For Environmental Performance
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EPA NEWS: U.S. EPA Recognizes Freight Industry Leaders In Alabama For Environmental Performance

News Releases from Region 04 October 27, 2021 ATLANTA (Oct. 27, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 72 truck carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers as industry leaders in supply chain, environmental, and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. This year’s Partner awards were announced at a virtual award…

EPA NEWS: EPA Recognizes Omaha Freight Industry Leader For Environmental Performance
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EPA NEWS: EPA Recognizes Omaha Freight Industry Leader For Environmental Performance

News Releases from Region 07 October 27, 2021 LENEXA, KAN. (OCT. 27, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring Werner Enterprises of Omaha, Nebraska, today as an industry leader in supply chain, environmental, and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. This Nebraska leader is among 72 Partner truck carriers, logistics providers,…

OREGON NEWS – How One Indigenous Person Keeps Oregon Symphony Organized
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OREGON NEWS – How One Indigenous Person Keeps Oregon Symphony Organized

This series focuses on different aspects of Oregon’s contemporary Tribal culture and explores how traditional ways of life have continued forward throughout colonization and settlement of Oregon. This collection of writings and interviews showcases the history and resiliency of Oregon’s First Peoples. In this piece Steph Littlebird, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of…

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