Environmental Protection


Grass-lined channel

Structural vs. Natural Runoff Solutions

The absence of a nationwide stormwater management standard, coupled with the different rainfall patterns, pollutants of concern, environmental resources and economic drivers from state to state, has resulted in a wide disparity among stormwater management programs.

Agencies Release Fuel Economy Guide

Buying fuel-efficient cars helps reduce carbon pollution, Chu says.

Despite Economy, WEFTEC09 Makes a Good Showing

More than 17,000 water professionals, nearly 1,000 exhibitors attended last week’s conference and exhibition.

Biden Releases Green Jobs Report

DOL and others are drafting recommendations, which include developing an energy performance label for existing homes and allowing the cost of retrofits to be added to a homeowner's property tax bill.

EPA, Michigan, Dow Propose Settlement, Ask for Comments

The agreement outlines next steps in a comprehensive Superfund evaluation of dioxin contamination in two Michigan rivers and their floodplains.

GEM Intends to Build WTE Facilities with Cake Energy

Process uses primary sewage sludge as feedstock.

Black & Veatch Spins Off Asset Management Company

Potential water sector clients seem to be moving toward asset management through concession contracts more quickly than energy sector, COO says.

Argonne to Help Kentucky with Economics of Energy

The DOE's laboratory will use its modeling and simulation to support the state's energy policy and planning, which will include clean coal technology.

EPA Tells Congress Clean Diesel Program Works

The agency says the $50 million program last year enabled retrofits and purchases for 14,000 diesel-powered vehicles and pieces of equipment.

EPA May Extend Stormwater Construction Permit to 2011

The permit, which applies primarily to five states, would be delayed so that the agency can have time to coordinate with work being done on an effluent limitation guideline.

EPA Seeks Comments on Dioxin Cleanup Goal

The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is reconsidering the remediation goals based on the latest science.

clean coal

Clean Coal: What Works Now and Tomorrow

Circulating fluidized bed reactor technology has a place in meeting the goals of Obama's energy plan.

Industrial Wipes Subject of Revised Risk Analysis

EPA seeks comments on the revision of the 2003 proposed Solvent-Contaminated Industrial Wipes Rule.

WaterSense Now Available on Commercial Flushing Urinals

EPA says these products will use half the water of standard urinals.

Panel to Consider Coastal Wetlands for Sequestration

Restore America's Estuaries is organizing a group of experts to develop a greenhouse gas offset protocol for wetland restoration projects.

Wet Wipes Groups Set Flushability Guidelines

A "no flush" logo will be used on packaging for products that don't meet the guidelines.

DOE Boosts Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards

New enforcement team, random reviews of compliance, and further guidance is expected to curb CO2 emissions.

WERF Research Forum Will be Electronic this Year

Foundation slates meeting for December 8 at your desktop.

Nurses' Group Testifies for Clean Water Enforcement

American Nurses Association links water protection and health.

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