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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that Jim Jones, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will speak at the upcoming ASC Spring Convention being held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Jones will share the EPA’s approach to
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Thursday’s court loss for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not affect the storm water regulations applied to Lynchburg.
Water Resources Director Tim Mitchell said the Fairfax County case doesn’t extend to the pollutant limits that prompted the city to create a new storm water management fee this year. “There’s a lot of confusion related
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The Washington Post, January 3, 2013.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in trying to regulate storm water as it would a pollutant, a federal judge in Alexandria ruled Thursday.
The decision, a victory for Fairfax County and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), came six months after the county and state
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