Environmental Protection

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Ayer, Mass., Developer Protects Wetlands to Settle CWA Violations

Crabtree Development will give the town 7.6 acres of the Pingry Hill development.

Which EPA Rules Are Outmoded?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on its plan to review regulations.

Evansville Greenway Site Wins National Environmental Award

The site is a newly opened section of greenway built upon a remediated scrap yard near downtown Evansville, Ind.

DOI Invites Input on Hardrock Mineral Development in Northern Arizona

The Department of the Interior is seeking comment on a draft environmental impact statement that offers four alternatives for managing mineral development near the Grand Canyon.

New York Takes Issue with NRC Plan to Dump Nuclear Wastes

The attorney general is suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for authorizing nuclear power plants to dispose of radioactive wastes at Indian Point for 60 Years after closure, without a mandated review.

Lenovo ThinkPad Captures UL's Environment Gold Rating

UL Environment put the laptop to test for sustainable lifecycle design.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

Minnesota Farmer Offers Plain Speaking in 'EcoCommerce 101'

Tim Gieseke's book illustrates a practical method to identify environmental values and makes a case for bringing the externalities of agriculture and business into the economic accounting framework.



USDA Forest Service has proposed a new planning rule.

Forest Service Proposes Planning Rule, Seeks Comment

The rule provides a collaborative and science-based framework for creating land management plans that would support ecological sustainability and contribute to rural job opportunities.

$13M Settlement Will Help Expedite Walpole, Mass. Site Cleanup

W.R. Grace & Co., and Tyco Healthcare Group, former site owners, will work with BIM Investment and Shaffer Realty Nominee Trust, current owners, to dredge soil, treat groundwater, and perform long-term monitoring.

N.J. Governor Joining Legal Action against Pennsylvania Power Plant

New Jersey has taken legal action against another out-of-state coal-fired power plant that is spewing pollutants into the air and impacting the state.

15 Facilities Turn in Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA is making the plans, which describe how companies are making their impoundments safer, available through its website.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Kelly Newlin

EPA, Coast Guard MOU Steps Up Efforts to Protect U.S. Waters

A memorandum of understanding outlines enhanced coordination of enforcement and compliance activities.

Drake Water Technologies Gets Second Desalination Patent

The technology continuously uses ion exchange resin to "dial-in" the removal of salts in wastewater.

Cemex to Pay $1.4M for Clean Air Act Violations

The company also will install control technologies that will reduce nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions emanating from its Fairborn, Ohio plant.

Technology to Turn Sewage Waste into Renewable Energy

Xebec Adsorption's innovative biogas technology was used to launch the first renewable energy project in California to purify biogas from a wastewater treatment facility, to meet California's stringent natural gas quality standards.

A Mattress for Truck Slumber and Mopping Up

Company says hazardous material cleanup can be as simple as putting its mattress under the spill.

Who's Doing What

Find out who was hired, what companies were acquired, and which smart bidders won contracts since the start of 2011.

NASA satellite image of red mud flow in Hungary in 2010.

Research from Belgium Warns of Red Mud's Alkalinity, Not Toxic Metals

Testing showed that plants grew 25 percent slower in contaminated soil, but researchers suggested high alkalinity was the problem and that could be managed by adding gypsum to the red mud.

Ameresco to Build Power Plant Using Republic Landfill Gas

Silicon Valley Power has signed a long-term power purchase agreement to purchase the renewable energy captured from Republic Services’ Vasco Road Landfill in Livermore, Calif.

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