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  • EPA U.S. EPA Administrator Kicking Off Earth Week Tour on Climate Action Plan/McCarthy traveling to…

    18 April 2014, 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON – In recognition of Earth Week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking to the road to ask Americans to act on climate change through simple actions to reduce carbon pollution in their daily…
  • EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit to Houston-Area Facility; Permit allows construction of $325M…

    18 April 2014, 11:30 am

    DALLAS – (April 18, 2014) This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just west of…
  • “How’s My Waterway” Now More User-Friendly / App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere…

    18 April 2014, 11:01 am

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from…
  • Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe’s Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations…

    17 April 2014, 5:25 pm

    WASHINGTON – Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work…
  • South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in…

    17 April 2014, 4:34 pm

    ATLANTA – South Greene High School and DeBusk Elementary School in Greeneville, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The…
  • EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Establish Interagency Agreement for Work on West Lake…

    17 April 2014, 4:29 pm

    Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have established an interagency agreement outlining four tasks under which the Corps will provide assistance to EPA as the Agency…
  • University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. Named a Top…

    17 April 2014, 4:28 pm

    ATLANTA – The University of Florida's Physical Plant Division Central Stores in Gainesville, Fla. was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.…
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star…

    17 April 2014, 4:24 pm

    ATLANTA – The UNC-Chapel Hill Bioinformatics Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The building was…
  • West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY Named a Top Finisher in Energy Star National Building…

    17 April 2014, 4:22 pm

    ATLANTA – The West Middle School in Shelbyville, KY was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a top finisher in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The school was recognized for reducing their…
  • Eastman Chemical Company Building B-470 and Building B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. Named Top Finishers…

    17 April 2014, 4:21 pm

    ATLANTA – Eastman Chemical Company Buildings B-470 and B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The buildings…
  • EPA, USDA, and ARC Announce Winners of 2014 “Livable Communities” Competition (KY, MS, NC)

    17 April 2014, 4:06 pm

    Projects in Berea, Ky., Forest City, N.C., New Albany, Miss., and North Willkesboro, N.C., among those selectedATLANTA – The Appalachian communities of Berea, Kentucky; Forest City, North Carolina; New Albany, Mississippi; and North Wilkesboro, North Carolina…
  • Two Texas Facilities Are Healthcare’s Best in EPA’s National Energy Star Competition; Hospital…

    17 April 2014, 3:40 pm

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Texas medical facilities won their categories in the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country…
  • Shawnee, OK, JCPenney Store Places Sixth in EPA’s National Energy Star Competition (OK)

    17 April 2014, 3:35 pm

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that JCPenney in Shawnee, Oklahoma, placed sixth in the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent…
  • Baton Rouge Elementary School Wins EPA’s National Energy Star Competition (LA)

    17 April 2014, 3:29 pm

    Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Claiborne Elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the…
  • EPA Announces Winner of Annual Energy Star National Building Competition (HQ)

    17 April 2014, 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has won the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across…
  • Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa, Among Top 10 Energy…

    17 April 2014, 2:12 pm

    Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 announced today that Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the annual…
  • This Earth Day, Get Outside and Take a #natureselfie; EPA and The Nature Conservancy Partner to…

    17 April 2014, 1:56 pm

    (New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Nature Conservancy are teaming-up this April to encourage people to reconnect with nature through the Earth Day #NatureSelfie photo project. People around the country are encouraged to go outside,…
  • EPA and DoJ To Hold Briefing on Home Renovation Settlement (HQ)

    17 April 2014, 12:15 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Cynthia Giles and the Acting Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher of the Justice Department’s Environment and…
  • EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York; New Phase in Multi-Million Dollar…

    17 April 2014, 12:15 pm

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a cleanup plan to address contaminated ground water and soil at the Mattiace Petrochemical Co., Inc. Superfund site in Glen Cove, New York. The ground water and soil are contaminated with…
  • EPA Employees Mark Earth Day by Cleaning Up Proctor Creek with Local Residents (GA)

    16 April 2014, 5:39 pm

    ATLANTA - EPA’s new Regional Administrator for the Southeast, Heather McTeer Toney, will roll up her sleeves alongside other EPA employees and community partners to clean up Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga., this Earth Day.WHAT: Proctor Creek Cleanup to mark…

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