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Federal Agencies Awarded for Promoting Open Government

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Cass R. Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, last week announced the recipients of The Leading Practices Awards, recognizing agencies that achieved above and beyond the requirements of the Open Government Directive in promoting transparency in the best and …

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EPA Bans Pesticide Testing on Human Subjects

In light of a recent lawsuit settlement over the 2006 regulation that established protections for subjects of human research, the Environmental Protection Agency will no accept studies using human test subjects as guinea pigs. According to EPA officials, the federal rules must be rewritten under a new agreement reached between …

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Virginia Tech Team Wins EPA Award for Clean Ecosystem Solution

A team of students from Virginia Tech has won federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project that could potentially help scientists keep water ecosystems clean and healthy. EPA awarded a $9,927 P3 grant–People, Prosperity and the Planet–to the Virginia Tech team to further design its project …

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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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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Announces Great Lakes Plan

Last Sunday, Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, revealed a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The plan includes a detailed description of all of the biggest threats facing the area, as well as lays out the goals and actions for restoration. According to an EPA press release, Lisa Jackson says, …

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