EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy noted that William D. Ruckelshaus is the architect of many key EPA programs: banning DDT; setting the first air quality standards to protect public health under the Clean Air Act; establishing standards for cleaner cars and lead-free gasoline; and later launching the Superfund program and setting the agency on a course to address the challenge of acid rain.
EPA has made checklists available to the regulated community, including the associated guidance regarding abandoned CCPs.
"Volkswagen broke the trust of consumers and exposed people to harmful pollution," said Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon. "Their actions violated our state's laws, and we're taking action."
Experts participating in the Security and Environmental Crime conference issued a 15-point call for action to raise awareness and encourage greater involvement by the global community.
Through the Arbor Day Foundation Partnership, Canon U.S.A. has achieved their environmental sustainability initiative goal by contributing 50,000 to natural disaster sites in 2015.
With more than 37 million tons of food being wasted each year, the EPA is encouraging families, school, businesses, and more to help reduce that amount of food waste with the Sustainable Management of Food program.
They are 3,000-horsepower engines that meet EPA's Tier-3 emissions standards for locomotives. NS will have 15 of them working at its five major Chicago railyards by the end this year and said the locomotives are expected to prevent the release of 7.58 tons of particulate matter and 196 tons of nitrogen oxides pollutants annually.
He said the proposed pipeline "would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy" and that "shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security."
It is expected that EO 13693 will be adopted by many private buildings and facilities as they seek ways to be greener and more sustainable.
A research team at MIT may have found a solution to making desalination a much more affordable and efficient process by using new filters make from graphene.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be providing more than $300 million in grants and loans for 141 projects that will be working to improve water and wastewater infrastructures in rural communities throughout the country.
By combining the strongest attributes of GE’s power generation technologies, services and expertise with Alstom Power’s technology and geography, the global utility sector will benefit from a world-class supplier of total power plant and life cycle solutions that can support equipment from multiple suppliers.
The Intermountain West will begin a new grant program provided by American Rivers that will help to benefit rivers and their communities.
The Financial Times has obtained documents revealing Europe’s top environmental regulator raised concerns years ago.
Participants will discuss challenges, achievements, and lessons learned from nuclear site decommissioning and environmental remediation projects implemented during the past decade when they meet next May in Madrid.
Peats Soil, an organic garden and farm products manufacturer with three locations near Adelaide, runs its fleet of trucks on the renewable fuel.
Employment in nuclear power was essentially flat—it rose during the period but settled at 47,413 in 2014, up by 5 percent from 45,312 in 2001.
DOJ now reports that harlequin ducks and sea otters that had appeared vulnerable to the lingering oil have recovered to pre-spill population levels and are no longer exposed to oil more than populations outside the spill area.
With a $399,000 grant from the EPA, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will be able to conduct air toxics measurements in the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods that are located just adjacent to the I-70/I-25 freeway interchange.
Lighting levels in common areas throughout the mammoth building are dimmed to the level used on weekends, in order to reduce the building's monthly utility bill of about $1.5 million and to motivate the 25,000 people working there to think about their energy use and ways to be more efficient.