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EPA, Commerce Partnering To Promote Environmental Exports, Jobs

The Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Monday as part of an initiative to expand the U.S. environmental industry’s global presence. EPA recently held a Technology Market Summit, where Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Secretary John Bryson detailed their agencies’ environmental technology and job creation efforts. …

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Regulations.gov Portal to Get an Update

Officials plan to update the federal government rulemaking website, regulations.gov, in an attempt to increase openness and transparency, Nextgov reports. Version 2.0 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s open government plan includes updates intended to make it easier to maneuver on the user side and easier to update on the developer side. …

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EPA to Issue New Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a policy Tuesday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, GovExec reports. The guidelines aim to reduce power plants’ reliance on coal, which accounts for around half of the U.S.’s power supply. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson suggested limiting new fossil-fuel power plants to …

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EPA CIO: Agency Making Apps for Mobiles First, PCs Later

The Environment Protection Agency will develop applications for mobile devices first before making them for desktops and laptops, the agency’s chief information officer said Tuesday, according to Federal Computer Week. Malcolm Jackson said the new policy will focus the agency’s information technology projects into creating web-enabled mobile applications and websites …

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EPA, Pentagon Partnering to Develop Energy Efficient Bases

The Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are partnering to develop technologies that would create sustainable U.S. military bases, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Dorothy Robyn, deputy defense undersecretary for installations and environment, and Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator, signed the memorandum of understanding to establish the partnership. Scientists and …

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Is a Federal Budget Deal Coming Soon?

With the current federal budget set to expire Friday and a fast-approaching deadline, House and Senate negotiators reportedly “narrowed their differences” over the weekend on a more-than-$1 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year 2012 according to Politico. If passed, and then signed by President Obama, discretionary spending would continue …

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EPA and Army Form Partnership to Explore Sustainable Energy

The U.S. EPA and U.S. Army have announced they will form a partnership to find “greener” ways of using technology as part of their Net Zero initiative. On Nov. 28, a memorandum of understanding was signed to promote the use of safe and sustainable energy resources and reduce hazardous byproducts. According …

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Stimulus Chairman Earl Devaney to Retire

Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, is submitting his resignation to the White House with plans to retire, according to the Washington Post. He told the Post that after 41 years of service to four federal agencies he plans to move to Florida with his wife …

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