Oct92017

EPA Launches Smart Sectors Program

A Program to Engage American Businesses to Achieve Better Environmental Outcomes

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2017) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the launch of Smart Sectors, a partnership program between the Agency and regulated sectors focused on achieving better environmental outcomes. A sector-based, collaborative approach provides a significant opportunity for

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Sep262017

TGSP Success Story: No Short-cuts to Sustainability

Marvin Windows and Doors is a privately held, family-owned company that is used to taking the long-term view. The Marvin family recognizes that a serious commitment to sustainable operations is just good business. They believe in implementing environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and building sustainable communities in the USA, wherever Marvin products are manufactured.

That commitment

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Sep182017

It's Pollution Prevention Week!

September 18 – 24, 2017

Pollution prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating sources of pollution to prevent damage to the environment while also eliminating the need for costly controls and cleanup.

EPA works with federal, state and local governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and the public to prevent pollution through a variety of voluntary initiatives and

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Aug242017

EPA Announces Appointment of Trey Glenn to Region 4 Administrator

WASHINGTON (August 21, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the appointment of Trey Glenn of Alabama to become Regional Administrator for EPA’s Southeast Region (Region 4). Mr. Glenn will employ his 22 years of environmental and regulatory experience in leading the environmental protection efforts across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,

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Jul102017

BASF boosts precious metals recycling capabilities

Company completes installation of equipment at Seneca, South Carolina, plant.

From Recycling Today

BASF Corp., headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, has completed the installation and startup of new high-performance equipment at its Seneca, South Carolina, precious metals recycling operation. The company says the expansion will more than double the plant’s production capacity.

The Seneca

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Jun62017

EPA ‘Safer Choice’ Label Program, Criteria Under Fire

From Daily Environment Report™ By Pat Rizzuto

Does a detergent that Procter & Gamble Co. makes merit a ‘safer’ label designation? The issue has re-ignited a debate among trade association executives over the type of analysis needed to justify such labels.

Some sections of the chemical industry would like to see the Environmental Protection Agency

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Jun22017

As US withdraws from climate deal, Carolinas companies stick to their own plans

From the Charlotte Observer – June 1, 2017

As critics bemoaned President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, business experts say the move will have little practical effect on Carolinas businesses.

Power companies such as Duke Energy are already moving away from coal, the fuel whose carbon emissions are

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May262017

N.C. Energy Technology Center launches The 50 States of Grid Modernization

This new quarterly series will cover state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reform, energy storage, microgrids, and demand response. The full version of the Q1 2017 report is available on the N.C. Energy Technology Center website or as a PDF download.

The N.C. Clean Energy Technology

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May112017

Virginia provides water quality approval for Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permits

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has provided water quality certification for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Nationwide Permits.

DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board, issued the final Section 401 Water Quality Certification as meeting the requirements of the Virginia Water Protection regulation. After having accepted

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May92017

MDEQ recognizes 2017 enHance members

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) accepted five new members and ten renewal memberships into its enHance program for the 2017 class on April 20. The recognition was part of the annual workshop and awards luncheon held in Jackson.

enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who

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