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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May42017

Florida DEP recognizes Northrop Grumman for Outstanding Recycling Rate

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for achieving a recycling rate of 62 percent of its solid waste at its Melbourne facility. DEP Central District Director Jeff Prather presented Northrop Grumman the award, celebrating the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

“I am pleased to recognize Northrop

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May22017

Continued growth for NC GreenTravel Program

The NC GreenTravel Initiative is North Carolina’s sustainable tourism recognition program that assists travel-oriented businesses by helping them to improve their brand by conserving natural resources, protecting the state’s environment and attracting more visitors to the state.

Several states have sustainable hospitality programs, but North Carolina’s program is the most extensive, helping a wider variety

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Apr272017

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

Baltimore, MD – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution and improving air quality according to finding in a new report by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The report was released ahead of Air Quality Awareness Week, which is observed May 1-5.

The

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Apr252017

Delaware students learn about protecting water resources

DOVER – More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in the Make a Splash festival, a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources. The festival was held at the St. Jones Reserve, a

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