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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VA governor announces Environmental Excellence Award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

The awards recognize successful and innovative projects in the categories of sustainability program, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia

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Virginia Green announces 2016 Green Travel Star and Green Travel Leader award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green program presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to 19 Virginia tourism businesses for their outstanding commitments to green tourism practices at the fourth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Twenty-two additional tourism businesses were recognized and received the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award for

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EPA, NASCAR recognize Danville, Virginia manufacturer for sustainability achievements

EPA Environmental News

EPA, NASCAR recognize Danville manufacturer for sustainability achievements PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2016) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Intertape Polymer Group, of Danville, Va., is the winner of a competition created in partnership with NASCAR that encourages Virginia manufacturers to reduce their environmental footprint.

The competition, known as the

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2016 NASCAR Green E3 VA Challenge

E3: Economy – Energy – Environment, NASCAR Green, the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC), the U.S. EPA, and Virginia DEQ are working together to encourage businesses to operate in a green and sustainable fashion through the NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge.

Manufacturers participating in the Virginia E3 Initiative (VA E3) are eligible to be recognized by demonstrating the

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Petersburg earns platinum level certification for “Go Green”

Petersburg has been awarded the platinum level certification, the highest level, in the 2015 “Go Green VA Challenge”, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative.

The award was recently presented to the city at VML’s annual conference on Oct. 6. This is the fourth year that Petersburg

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Virginia’s Largest Solar Power Installation

Dominion Virginia Power to install Virginia’s largest solar installation to date at Philip Morris USA 18. March 2015 | By: Dominion

Nearly 8,000 solar panels being installed at Philip Morris’ Park 500 facility in Chester, Va. Strategic location provides co-educational opportunity to demonstrate industrial environmental sustainability . Installations already completed at various commercial and educational

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Petersburg Wins Award for “going green”

From The Progress-Index Staff Reports Posted Dec. 1, 2014

PETERSBURG – The city government has been recognized for its efforts to be environmentally friendly with a gold level certification for the 2014 “Go Green VA Challenge.” The challenge is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative. The award is given to

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Virginia Tech's Pruden receives $100,000 award for her work in water quality

Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.

A well-recognized researcher in her field, Pruden is instrumental in developing a new way of thinking about controlling aquatic pathogens and expanding the use of recycled water. She has

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P2 Case Studies from Virginia

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Pollution Prevention has posted a number of Pollution Prevention Case Studies to encourage companies and municipalities throughout the state to adopt pollution prevention practices by showing real world examples and identifying technologies and techniques that were successful.

The case studies showcase the effectiveness of pollution prevention projects

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