WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by more than 30 percent in part through increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency. “This is the most significant environmental policy we’ve seen in recent years, and also a huge catalyst Read more

Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources. Washington—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the Read more

Washington – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of 19 communities in 17 states and territories for approximately $3.6 million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants. Each grantee will receive up to $192,300 to operate environmental training programs to clean up Brownfields sites in economically distressed communities. “EPA’s job Read more

EPA Seeking Comments on Rulemaking Process for Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments for rulemaking purposes to implement the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which became effective Jan. 4, 2014. Feedback is being sought in the areas of labeling of lead-free Read more

Arlington, Va. – In testimony before the House Small Business Committee today, Viktor Anderson, Chief Engineer for Muskegon, Michigan-based Structural Concepts, a commercial refrigeration manufacturer, said that, left unchecked, the inability or unwillingness of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to coordinate rulemakings and coalesce around energy efficiency Read more