In a historic action that will protect people’s health and the environment, and benefit riverfront communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to remove 4.3 million cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the installation of five Village Green solar-powered air monitoring stations, fitted into park benches that will measure common air pollutants and weather conditions.
In April, 2015 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the efforts of more than 400 federal facilities that took steps to reduce pollution, support renewable energy, and operate more efficiently in 2014 as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), resulting in an estimated cost savings to U.S. taxpayers of more than $24 million.
More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge.
On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it was launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently funds 26 state and local tracking programs as a part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd recently announced that six community-based stormwater management projects have been chosen to receive more than $3 million in funding through the Green Infrastructure Grant program, which will be augmented by nearly $1 million in matching funds from the recipients.
EPA will review site clean ups and remedies at 20 Superfund Sites and oversee reviews at 4 Federal Facilities across New England this year by doing scheduled Five-Year Reviews at each site.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $1 million grant to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) to conduct research on the effects of drought and extreme weather on the state’s water resources. The study will examine the conditions that contribute to the current drought, looking at the effect decreased water supply and unpredictable water quality have on agriculture, the environment, and the hydropower sector in both urban and rural settings.