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EPA Promotes Air Quaility Awareness Week

The Environmental Protection Agency, state and local air agencies nationwide yesterday marked the first day of Air Quality Awareness Week by reminding Americans to stay “Air Aware” to reduce their exposure and their contribution to air pollution. By following recommendations of the Air Quality Index, people can take simple steps …

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EPA Gives More Brownfield Funding

The Environmental Protection Agency is pouring more than $2 million into job training for brownfield clean ups. The Brownfields Job Training Program will train people to redevelop the brownfield properties, which include various polluted areas such as abandoned industrial sites, abandoned gas stations, or old textile mills. These training programs …

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Earth Day Celebrates EPA’s 40th Anniversary

This year, not only is it the 40th birthday of Earth Day, but it is also the 40th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency. To celebrate both occasions, the agency is encouraging everyone to get involved in its Go Green! initiative. With a newly redesigned Earth Day website, EPA is …

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EPA Works Towards Clean, Safe Drinking Water

Today, March 22, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson made a speech at the annual Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies conference in D.C. Jackson announced the agency’s plans to develop new strategies to improve the public’s health protection against contaminated drinking water. Jackson announced EPA’s plans to “confront emerging health threats, …

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New Tweeter: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has become part of the Twitter community. She joined Twitter just yesterday, March 4, and she already has 1,434 followers as of this morning. Start following her here: @lisapjackson This is one way the EPA, and Jackson in particular, will work to be …

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EPA Awards Grants to Fight Greenhouse Gases

Last Thursday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced 20 communities (two of which are Indian tribes) will receive $7.8 million in grants that will fund projects to reduce greenhouse gases. The title of the program to combat climate change is “The Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program.” The funds will go …

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Lisa Jackson of EPA Talks Priorities

Lisa Jackson, the administrator to the Environmental Protection Agency, gave a list of what the 7 top priorities are in this New Year to her agency colleagues.  She has been in this position for a year and when she first began, she drew out the top 5 priorities. Among the …

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Gore Supports Dems Rallying to Save EPA Regulations

  Former Vice President and noted environmentalist Al Gore has offered his support to the 12 Democrats of Senate Environment and Public Works, who are rallying to defeat Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Gore …

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