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$375M Allotted for New Recycling, Reuse and Waste Prevention Initiatives

$375M Allotted for New Recycling, Reuse and Waste Prevention Initiatives

The EPA and the Biden Administration are seeking feedback on these programs.

ASTM 1527-21 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards Update Summary

ASTM 1527-21 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards Update Summary

The standard was revised last November.

EPA Announces Top Cities for ENERGY STAR Buildings

EPA Announces Top Cities for ENERGY STAR Buildings

These buildings reduce millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

US HHS Establishes Office of Environmental Justice

US HHS Establishes Office of Environmental Justice

The new office will work to protect the health of underserved communities exposed to environmental hazards.

Biden Administration Announces $500 Million for Clean School Buses

Biden Administration Announces $500 Million for Clean School Buses

The funding will go to replacing old school buses with clean, zero-emission buses.

Plastics Recycling Rate Falls in the US

Plastics Recycling Rate Falls in the US

A new report estimates that the rate was 5 to 6 percent in 2021, down from 2018.

Biden Administration Awards $254M for Brownfield Cleanup

Biden Administration Awards $254M for Brownfield Cleanup

The funds will go to clean sites in 265 communities.

EPA Proposes New Rule on Asbestos Reporting

EPA Proposes New Rule on Asbestos Reporting

The rule would require certain companies to report information to the EPA.



Kia and The Ocean Cleanup Sign Partnership to Promote a Sustainable Future

Kia and The Ocean Cleanup Sign Partnership to Promote a Sustainable Future

The alliance funds removing plastic from the oceans and reusing them in Kia processes.

Delaware Site Suggested for Removal from Contaminated Site List

Delaware Site Suggested for Removal from Contaminated Site List

A site in Delaware may be removed from the list of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

EPA Opens a $20 Million Grant Competition for Community Air Pollution Monitoring

EPA Opens a $20 Million Grant Competition for Community Air Pollution Monitoring

Air monitoring projects can help reduce pollution in underserved communities.

EPA to Strengthen New Chemical Safety Reviews

EPA to Strengthen New Chemical Safety Reviews

The EPA has announced several actions to enhance scientific integrity.

LyondellBasell Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

LyondellBasell Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

The company will cut flaring at six U.S. chemical plants in Texas and Iowa to reduce harmful air pollution.

EPA Acts on Petitions to Cut Climate-Damaging HFCs, Will Begin AIM Act Rulemaking Process

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is granting or partially granting 11 petitions that were submitted under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act to restrict the use of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the refrigeration and air conditioning, aerosols, and foam sectors

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