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In the Works – April – May 2018

  • June 9, 2018

Spring is the season to celebrate new beginnings as nature sprouts. What better way to connect with nature than to celebrate water? This May, EPA is happy to observe Drinking Water week and to join the New England Water Communication Collaborative’s Water is Worth It Month. Water in all forms is critical to our health, economy, and way of life – and yet it is often taken for granted. Every day, even in times of extreme weather, we rely on safe water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and firefighting. Without much thought, we take showers, flush toilets, and reach for a glass of tap water. This month, let’s think about what it takes to maintain our safe and clean drinking water and ask ourselves what water is worth.

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In the Works – March 2018

  • May 31, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is announcing the completion of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) process for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and his final determination that, in light of recent data, the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised. Administrator Pruitt is also announcing the start of a joint process with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a notice and comment rulemaking to set more appropriate GHG emissions standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

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In the Works – January – February 2018

  • February 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – In mid- February, 2018 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt hosted fellow Cabinet members and other key senior leaders to outline a federal strategy to reduce childhood lead exposure and associated health risks.

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In the Works – December 2017

  • January 13, 2018

Boston – EPA has completed comprehensive reviews of site cleanups at 14 National Priorities List Sites (Superfund Sites), including four Federal Facilities, across New England by performing required Five-Year Reviews of each site.

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In the Works – November 2017

  • December 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the rest of the federal government, has released its Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory Plan.

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In the Works – October 2017

  • November 28, 2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently recognized seven organizations for their state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability at the 14th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards celebration, held at Union College’s Park Hall.

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In the Works – September 2017

  • October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON- Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final report on how EPA, under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s leadership, is implementing President Trump’s Executive Order 13783 to curb regulatory burdens in order to promote energy production and economic growth – while protecting human health and the environment.

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In the Works – August 2017

  • September 26, 2017

Citing recent extreme weather event as further evidence of the urgent need for climate solutions, the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA)–an effort among 14 states and Puerto Rico to reduce greenhouse gas emissions–released a report showing that member states are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of the U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement.

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In the Works – July 2017

  • September 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold 11 sessions to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide recommendations on a revised definition of “waters of the United States.”

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In the Works – June 2017

  • July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — On July 25, 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Task Force released their report to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, providing 42 specific and detailed recommendations to streamline and improve the Superfund program.

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