Environmental Protection


SWANA Taps T. Boone Pickens for WASTECON Address

Pickens, architect of a plan to use natural gas and renewable fuels in place of foreign oil, will share his vision at the Solid Waste Association of North America's annual conference this month.

Washington OKs Spill Contingency Plans for 13 Oil Operators

The approved readiness plans are the first to fully satisfy Washington's new oil spill contingency rule updated in 2006.

President of Missouri Pesticide Co. Gets Six Months, Fine

William Garvey pleaded guilty earlier this year and was sentenced Sept. 1 for violating the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste storage laws.

NCPA Calls CARS Program a Clunker

The National Center for Policy Analysis says Cash for Clunkers was a good idea that was poorly executed.

Woonsocket Selects Veolia Water for Collection System O&MM

Veolia has operated the city's wastewater treatment facility for 10 years and now has a contract to provide services for Woonsocket's collection system.

Stimulus Enables Eldorado to Install Solar Power System

Eldorado Natural Spring Water in Colorado is installing a 100- kilowatt solar electric system on the roof of its main office.

Hong Kong Water Main Work Reduces Impact

Black & Veatch uses trenchless technology in traffic corridor.

MOP Helps Communities Develop Water Reuse Projects

The WateReuse Association has released a new manual of practice that offers a step-by-step approach for planning a successful project.

Associated Industries Counters Sierra Club on Offshore Drilling

National security, contamination threats, and jobs are at odds as a near-shore drilling measured is considered by Congress.

Water For People Offers Innovation Fellowship

Stephanie Ogden will be the first Fellow and will evaluate the principles of integrated water resource management.

EPA Emphasizes the Savings to Schools through Energy Star

More than 500 schools have already taken the challenge and are using 30 percent less energy.

Calif. Leverages Stimulus for Workforce Training Program

The program will be used to deliver training on professional and personal skills development for solar installers, sustainable landscapers and water systems designers and green building designers, among other professions.

NRDC Wants Atrazine Removed from the Market

A Natural Resources Defense Council report says atrazine is severely contaminating drinking water in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska.


Case Study: Seawall System Used to Retain Earthen Walls

Pima County adapts a seawall system for use in containing a protection wall in Canada del Oro Wash at a more reasonable cost.

Webinar to Explain Rationale for Solid Biofuels Standards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will address why the industry needs standards for solid biofuels in a Sept. 11 Webinar.

Great Lakes' Campaign Begins with Education

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is running radio spots and operating a microsite that shows people where to find information about water quality.

PADI Divers to Clean Up and Track Types of Debris

Data from the International Ocean Clean-up, set for Sept. 19, is reported in the Ocean Conservancy’s Marine Debris Index.


Black & Veatch's McCarthy Urges Industry Collaboration

In a white paper, McCarthy warns against protectionist approaches to doing business.

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