KPPC Wins 2014 Energy Star Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) with a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. KPPC was selected for its continued leadership in helping commercial and industrial facilities build self-sustaining energy management programs. The award was presented at the annual Energy Star awards ceremony held on

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Investments in Sustainability in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured Memphis on Friday to review results of federal investments aimed at improving housing and transportation options, protecting the environment and building stronger regional economies.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Housing and

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IC2 Guide for Alternative Chemicals

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published its IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide in January to help businesses, governments and interested parties evaluate alternatives to toxic chemicals in manufacturing processes and products. The Guide is designed to help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment. The IC2 is

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South Florida, especially Broward, gets good grades for air quality

Take a deep breath, Broward County. The air quality in your backyard gets strong marks by American Lung Association standards.

Palm Beach County did not do as well, but officials said their performance was still “pretty good.”

In its 2013 State of the Air report, tapping federal air quality data from 2009 to 2011, the

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In Celebration of Earth Week, Large-scale Philly Recycler Joins EPA Program to Reduce U.S. Waste

PHILADELPIA (April 24, 2013) – At today’s signing ceremony Revolution Recovery joined approximately 1,500 businesses nationwide to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in reducing industrial waste.

Today, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed Revolution Recovery Partner/Owner Avi Golen into the agency’s WasteWise program, and both formally signed the agreement. The ceremony took

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EPA Cuts Pollution Deal With Florida Officials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection came to an agreement this week on new standards for water pollution in the state. The deal pleases the state’s business community — but outrages environmentalists.

After years of negotiation, federal and state officials agreed on new criteria for two nutrients blamed for

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EPA cuts deal with Florida on pollution rules, delighting business and angering environmentalists

If Florida legislators and regulators will take certain steps, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will back off imposing new water pollution regulations on the state’s waterways.

State Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Friday that they have cut a deal with EPA officials to let the state take the lead in regulating nitrogen

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EPA Announces Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the US

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, Atlanta rank in top five

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012, highlighting how owners and managers of commercial buildings across the country are taking action on climate change while delivering

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EPA grant supports environmental education projects

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support

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EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Smart Growth Assistance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is inviting applications from communities interested in exploring barriers to smart growth and testing innovative strategies that can create healthier, more sustainable places to live, work, and play.

EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program provides technical assistance to help communities grow in

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