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White House Touts Mutual Housing Solar Energy Projects

Mutual Housing California’s work at six communities was touted in President Obama’s announcement this past Friday on commitments and executive actions to advance solar energy.

New Hydroelectric Project to Begin in Sacramento

The SMUD project would utilize an existing reservoir on the American River, from which water would be pumped up to a new 6,400 acre-foot capacity upper reservoir, where the water would be stored.

NFPA Offering More Emergency Responder Guides for EVs

The newly posted guides are part of the National Fire Protection Association's Electric Vehicle Safety Training project.

PHMSA Asks Pipeline Operators to Review Their Integrity Management Programs

The DOT agency's advisory bulletin asks pipeline owners and operators to look for deficiencies like the ones NTSB found in Enbridge's program after a large pipeline spill in July 2010.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Wetlands Database and Mapping Tool

The Service completes a comprehensive data set of wetlands in U.S. states and territories that will aid developers, city planners, and regulators in advancing wetland conservation, economic development.

Supreme Court Upholds EPA Rule on Interstate Air Pollution

The 6-2 decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation upholds the Transport Rule, which requires emission reductions by power plants in upwind states that "contribute significantly" to downwind states' nonattainment of EPA's air quality standards.

New Trees for Natural Disaster Sites

As part of the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon will be planting one tree for every imageRUNNER ADVANCE system sold from now until Dec. 31, 2014. Trees will be planted in various sites where natural disasters have recently occurred, such as Northern Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.

U.S. Army to Build Largest Solar Array at Arizona Base

The groundbreaking set for Aril 25 starts the construction of an array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.



CSB Releasing Part of Macondo Well Report June 5

The first two of four volumes contain a summary of events leading up to the April 2010 explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and "critical technical findings" on the blowout preventer and management systems.

Toxic Metals Removed from Wastewater at Canadian Coal Mine

Anglo American selected GE’s ABMet Technology for removing toxic metals from wastewater in Peace River Coal Trend Mine.

Security Exercise Scheduled at California's Folsom Dam

The federal Bureau of Reclamation will conduct it April 23 in cooperation with several other agencies.

EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit for Texas Plant

Constructing an electric generating plant in Matagorda, Texas, represents $450 million in economic development and hundreds of jobs.

Bangladesh, IMO Sign Agreement on Shipbreaking

They agreed to cooperate on a project meant to improve safety and environmental standards in the industry. It will be executed by the Marine Environment Division of IMO, in partnership with the Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh, during the next 18 months.

EPA Sets Meeting on Formaldehyde Proposed Rule

The public and stakeholders also have 30 days in which to comment about the NPRM issued in June 2013.

Rio Tinto Donating Shares of Pebble Mine Project to Charities

The company announced it is dividing its 19.1 percent share of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. between the Alaska Community Foundation and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation, saying in the announcement that "we are ensuring that Alaskans will have a say in Pebble's future development and that any economic benefit supports Alaska's ability to attract investment that creates jobs."

EPA Orders Company to Halt Sale of Plastic Containers that Contain Nano Silver

The agency orders Pathway Investment Corp to stop selling plastic food storage containers that contain a nano silver pesticide.

Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developer Receives Grant for Green Renovations

The Bank of Sacramento recently gave Sacramento affordable housing developer Mutual Housing California a grant for green renovations.

INTERPOL Launches Tool to Prevent Illegal Trades in Hazardous Chemicals

This is the first e-learning module to help law enforcement officers identify and prevent this illicit trade, according to the agency.

GE Evaporation Technology Selected to Maximize Water Reuse

MEG Energy Corp. has chosen GE’s evaporator systems to help conserve water and reduce operational costs at MEG’s Christina Lake Project in Alberta, Canada.

25 Grants Approved for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion in Pennsylvania

More than $7 million in Act 13 funding has been awarded by Governor Tom Corbett for 25 companies and organizations that are making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles.

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