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  • EPA awards over $756,000 to research coastal climate change impacts on Swinomish Indian Tribal…

    23 July 2014, 6:28 pm

    (Seattle—July 23, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is awarding over $756,000 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to research coastal climate impacts to traditional foods, cultural sites and tribal community health and…
  • EPA awards over $888,000 for climate research, adaptation in remote Alaska Native villages (AK)

    23 July 2014, 4:59 pm

    (Seattle—July 23, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is awarding over $888,000 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to research how climate change has impacted food and water security in remote Arctic Alaska Native…
  • EPA Awards $700,000 to UMass Amherst for Environmental Health Research for Tribal Communities (CT,…

    23 July 2014, 2:32 pm

    BOSTON – EPA is awarding $700,000 for a research project being conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on indoor air quality affecting tribal people. The research grant is one of six awarded today for projects to identify and reduce tribal health…
  • EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan/Public hearings being held in Pittsburgh, Atlanta,…

    23 July 2014, 1:46 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014. The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and…
  • EPA Awards over $900,000 to TU to Research Impacts of Climate Change in Tribal Areas (OK)

    23 July 2014, 1:44 pm

    DALLAS – (July 23, 2014) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the University of Tulsa (TU) are seeking new ways to protect tribal communities. EPA awarded $919,988 to TU to study methods to improve indoor air quality and reduce asthma…
  • EPA Funds Environmental Health Research for Tribal Communities (HQ)

    23 July 2014, 1:30 pm

    WASHINGTON – To identify and reduce tribal health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma, waterborne diseases, and other unique tribal concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding tribal…
  • TODAY: US EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (HQ)

    23 July 2014, 11:30 am

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the Full Committee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan at 9:30 a.m. The hearing is…
  • EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Cattaraugus County, NY Toxic Site Public Meeting to take…

    23 July 2014, 10:42 am

    (New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a change to the plan to clean up soil and groundwater at the former Alcas Cutlery Corporation facility at the Olean Well Field Superfund site in Olean, New York. Soil and groundwater at the…
  • Columbia Sportswear settles with EPA for mislabeled clothes containing insect repellent (OR)

    22 July 2014, 7:03 pm

    (Seattle—July 22, 2014) Columbia Sportswear Company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for distributing mislabeled clothing containing insect repellent and violating federal insecticide laws.According to the settlement, the…
  • TOMORROW: US EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works…

    22 July 2014, 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the Full Committee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan at 9:30 a.m. The hearing is…
  • EPA Settles Stormwater Case to Protect Richmond Water Quality (PA)

    22 July 2014, 12:23 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2014) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the city of Richmond has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. In a consent agreement…
  • EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda, NY; Approved by Federal…

    22 July 2014, 11:12 am

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a legal agreement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont) has been approved by the District Court for the Western District of New York. Under the agreement, DuPont will comply with…
  • EPA Awards over $11 Million to State of Oklahoma to Improve Water Quality (OK)

    21 July 2014, 4:26 pm

    DALLAS – (July 21, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded over $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). The grant is part of EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), a program that provides low-interest,…
  • EPA Solicits Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grant Proposals (IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI)

    21 July 2014, 2:28 pm

    (CHICAGO) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a solicitation for a second round of Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grants. EPA will award grants totaling up to $4.5 million to eligible shoreline cities to fund green infrastructure…
  • EPA settlement to help ensure safety of more than a dozen communities near TRANSFLO facilities (DE,…

    21 July 2014, 1:53 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (July 21, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and TRANSFLO Terminal Services, Inc., a company that transfers bulk commodities between railcars and trucks, have entered into an administrative agreement requiring TRANSFLO to evaluate…
  • EPA Warning: Recharging Air Conditioners with Wrong Refrigerant Poses Injury and Fire Risks (HQ)

    21 July 2014, 12:48 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the safety hazards related to the use of propane in existing…
  • New Treatment Technology to be Added to Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill…

    21 July 2014, 11:17 am

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that an additional treatment technology will be added to the existing treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York. The plant,…
  • EPA Cleanup Funds Will Help Transform Vacant Properties in Easton’s Historic District into Thriving…

    18 July 2014, 2:57 pm

    EASTON, Md. (July 18, 2014) – Today, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Governor Martin O’Malley and former Governor Harry Hughes for a ground-breaking at the site of what will become the new Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton’s…
  • EPA releases proposal to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska fisheries from potential impacts posed by…

    18 July 2014, 12:00 am

    (Seattle—July 18, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 is issuing a proposal to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. Science…
  • EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents (HQ)

    17 July 2014, 3:41 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as…

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