The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority (WIFIA), which will help with the country’s water infrastructure shortcomings. The legislature is now awaiting approval from the House of Representatives, but is already gaining bipartisan support.
In an interesting turn of events, EPA nominee Gina McCarthy’s hearing that was scheduled for today has been boycotted by the Republican committee.
Gina McCarthy is praised by Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, but Ranking Member David Vitter criticizes her answers to questions he submitted.
ARPN calls on policymakers to investigate EPA's longstanding relationship with a consulting firm that admitted to falsifying environmental assessments.
Community groups in Louisiana and Texas have filed a suit against the EPA, due to their failure to meet Clean Air Act deadlines and revising rules that require more accurate pollution reporting.
In order to restore two Sierra Nevada meadows, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy will be sending $137,000 grant to American Rivers.
The economic costs of damaging weather events have an immense and increasing impact on the U.S. economy, and these costs could be anticipated and mitigated by improved weather and climate predictions, say a range of experts in the public and private sectors. These experts will convene in Washington, D.C. from April 2-4 and discuss best strategies to minimize the weather and climate’s hit on people and the economy.
Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made great progress in chemical security with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, there is still plenty of room for improvement, according to Timothy J. Scott, Chief Security Officer and Corporate Director Emergency Services and Security at The Dow Chemical Company.
The EPA has recognized Norristown, Pa. for the state’s efforts to revitalize brownfield sites for future development.
The DEP in Pennsylvania has given 36 small businesses across the state a total of $290,010 in grants for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
William E. Hadge, P.E. has been named as the new President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
The Weather Prediction Center is one of nine national centers of the National Weather Service, which is part of NOAA.
During a ceremony at the White House today, President Barack Obama announced three cabinet-level nominations, including Gina McCarthy as the new administrator for the EPA.
The latest restoration efforts for Little Coal River is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and will enhance water quality on a 15-mile stretch of the river from Danville downstream to McCorkle.
Research and testing has verified the effectiveness of GE’s CoalPlus Technology as an inhibitor of spontaneous combustion for coal applications.
The American Water Works Association applauded the introduction of S. 335, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA) by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), calling it an important step forward in rebuilding U.S. water and wastewater infrastructure.
General Motors is taking a regional approach to boosting recycling infrastructure, looking first to the Southeast United States.
The case before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier apparently will go to trial after all. Phase one will determine the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and who should be held responsible.
Health Canada and Statistics Canada are collaborating on the study and expect to complete it in 2014. Initially they'll survey adult inhabitants in 2,000 residences near up to a dozen turbines.
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu cited progress on solar, wind, and EV battery initiatives in a Feb. 1 letter saying he’ll soon return to California and to academia.
- By Jerry Laws
- Feb 12, 2013