Environmental Protection


Washington Utility Picks TWACS Power-Line System

Okanogan County Public Utility will use Aclara's technology to collect data in its advanced metering infrastructure project.

IBEW Eyes Green Jobs; Firefighters See a New Challenge

The union provides training for jobs in solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and clean coal, while firefighters are discussing how to work around solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems.

NOAA Gives $1.5 M to Improve Salmon Habitat

Cooperative watershed stakeholders receive stimulus funding for rain catchment tanks, vegetation, and other restoration activities in Bodega, Calif.

Texas Gets $160 M in Recovery Funds for DWSRF

Texas' share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be used to provide clean drinking water for communities throughout the state.

DOI to Spend $134 M on Water Recycling Projects

California will receive the bulk of the DOI Title XVI Program money, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for projects involving water reuse and desalination.

EPA Opens Records on Water Enforcement

Administrator Jackson seeks more transparency for water quality goals and directs the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to take action.

Case Study: Recycling Sulfur Material

Managers at a petroleum refinery in Kenai, Alaska, wanted to recycle over 36,000 tons of sulfur but a depressed sulfur market ($100 a ton) made the recovery effort unfeasible. When the price increased to $500 a ton at the end of 2007, the refinery contacted AIMM Technologies, Inc., a Texas-based petroleum service company.

U.S. Ships Need to Make Ready for Air Standards

The proposed rule for U.S. flagged or registered ships would include two additional tiers of nitrogen oxides standards for new Category 3 marine diesel engines

Native Americans to Receive $90 M in Stimulus Funds

EPA and Indian Health Service have identified 95 wastewater and 64 drinking water priority projects to be completed by the service's Sanitation Facilities Construction Program using recovery funding.

American Water Donates $216,000 to Water For People

Employee contributions and fundraising efforts of American Water have netted Water for People $216,143 in donations.

CleanTech Expo Unveils Technologies on TV

From carbon sequestration to removal of hormones and nanoscale impurities from water, the Clean Tech Expo will showcase new technologies on July 16.

USAID Awards $8.5 M to UNC Project in Southeast Asia

Public health and business schools as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will address issues associated with commercially marketing clean drinking water and sanitation products in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Climate Savers, EPA Host Energy-Efficiency Webinars

July 21 is the date of a free Webinar on IT power management for utility program managers from Climate Savers Computing Initiative and EPA.

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