Tag Archives: EPA

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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Clean Air Act Update from EPA

Stationary sources will not be required to get Clean Air Act permits to cover greenhouse gases before January 2011. This was a decision issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. The goal of this decision is to give enough time to bigger industrial facilities to put better, more …

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Healthcare Passed, Green Bill Next?

The U.S. News and World Report this morning hosted a national issues briefing titled “Going Green: America’s Cities and the Role of Government” at the National Press Club in downtown Washington D.C. The panel included Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) of the U.S. Senate, member of the Committee on Environment and Public …

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D.C. Takes Second Place Spot on EPA Ranking

Washington D.C. climbed the ladder this year from the number four spot to the number two spot in the ranking of number of energy-efficient buildings in a metropolitan region. Los Angeles has held the top spot since 2008. Following Washington D.C. and Los Angeles on the list were San Francisco, …

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Going Green: America’s Cities and the Role of Government

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 experts will discuss green futures for U.S cities at Washington’s National Press Club. Carol Browner, the former administrator of EPA and current director at the Office of Energy and Climate Policy at the White House will be a keynote speaker. Other experts include Senator Amy Klobuchar, …

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Second Annual “Fix a Leak Week”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared this week (March 15, 2010 through March 21, 2010) the second annual “Fix a Leak Week.” The EPA is working with communities, retailers, plumbers, water utilities and manufacturers to promote this week in order to help consumers save water and in turn, save …

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EPA Website is New Model for Transparency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new website that could be a transparency model for other agencies. The website was launched last week. It will be used to give the public new avenues to partake in t he rulemaking process. The site is actually called Rulemaking Gateway. The public …

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Obama Focusing on Biofuels

President Obama will be making a series of steps as part of his “comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence while building a foundation for a new clean energy economy, and its promise of new industries and millions of jobs.” “Now, I happen to believe that we should pass a …

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