Environmental protection Press Release
|08/08/2018 - 22:42||
Ecuador: International coalition calls on President Moreno to protect Natures Guardians after attacks
Today, 9 August 2018, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, an international coalition has launched a campaign and sent an open letter to President Lenin Moreno, proposing three concrete actions for Ecuador to protect “Nature’s Guardians”: those who dedicate their lives to protecting human rights and the environment, many of whom are Indigenous leaders.
|08/08/2018 - 20:46||
Conservation International-Produced Short Film Dulce Selected for 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Arlington, Va. (August 9, 2018) – "Dulce," a short documentary film produced by Conservation International, has been selected to screen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival running September 6 – 16, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets are available here. Filmed in La Ensenada on the Pacific coast of Colombia, the film follows a young girl, Dulce, whose small fishing community is struggling with the effects of climate change on their lives. In Dulce's community, climate change means higher tides from rising sea levels in the Pacific Ocean.
|08/07/2018 - 18:33||
Nine Companies Win Business Friend of the Environment Award
MADISON – For the 29th year in a row, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) has recognized companies with the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. This year, companies were chosen for programs that demonstrate an innovative approach to environmental protection and going above and beyond what is required by regulatory compliance.
|07/24/2018 - 18:17||
EPA to host Smart Sectors meeting with Colorado agriculture leaders in Greeley on July 24
DENVER - On July 24, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a national Smart Sectors initiative meeting with federal and state agencies, elected officials, and leaders from Colorado’s agriculture and food production industry in Greeley.
|07/16/2018 - 05:35||
Kathleen Katie McGinty Takes the Helm at EDF Oceans Program
Amanda Leland, who headed the Oceans program for the past six years, was promoted to Executive Vice President in charge of overseeing EDF’s core programs, including Climate, Energy, Health, Ecosystems and Oceans.
|07/10/2018 - 18:04||
Media Advisory: Acting Administrator Wheeler to Address EPA Staff
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM EDT U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler will address EPA staff.
|07/05/2018 - 08:20||
Riverkeeper welcomes new chair, vice-chair and directors
Ossining, NY — With one of its most successful years in more than five decades of clean water advocacy drawing to a close in June, Riverkeeper elected new directors and leadership to its Board and is gearing up for the opportunities ahead.
|07/02/2018 - 22:03||
BATTLEGROUND POLL: Environmental, Health Issues Sway Key House Races
Washington, D.C. — A new poll of 20 battleground U.S. House districts conducted by Global Strategy Group (GSG) finds that environmental messaging can swing competitive 2018 races. Anti-environmental candidates start with a 2-point disadvantage in a set of districts that Republicans won by 15 points in 2016. More important, messaging focused on the Trump administration’s attacks on the environment and their public health impacts shifts vote choice by 11 percent in favor of their pro-environment challengers.
|League of Conse...|
|07/02/2018 - 04:47||
U.S. EPA requires petroleum storage facility to protect Guams waterways from oil spills
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with Supreme Group Guam LLC (Supreme) to resolve Clean Water Act violations at its fuel terminal at the Guam International Airport in Tamuning, Guam. Supreme will pay a $150,000 penalty as part of the agreement.
|07/02/2018 - 02:51||
U.S. EPA requires stormwater handling improvements at Cabras Marine
HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Cabras Marine Corp.
|06/28/2018 - 21:05||
Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU
Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector.
|06/19/2018 - 19:00||
Trump Administration Moves to Gut National Environmental Policy Act
WASHINGTON— The Trump administration today launched the largest rollback in history to the protections for air, water and wildlife provided by the National Environmental Policy Act.
|Center for Biol...|
|06/15/2018 - 12:35||
EPA Reaches Agreement with Sensient Colors to Redevelop Former Plating Facility in St. Louis
Lenexa, Kan., June 15, 2018) - Sensient Colors, LLC, will purchase, restore, and redevelop the site of a former plating facility near downtown St. Louis, as part of a recent consent agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement will result in the remediation of an abandoned contaminated building and restoration of the surrounding property for reuse and redevelopment.
|06/12/2018 - 18:19||
Governor Baker Gets a "C" on Environmental Protection
BOSTON – For the third year in a row, the Baker administration has received a poor grade for its work on critical environmental issues. A report issued today grades the administration’s progress on a wide variety of crucial measures of environmental protection, including: the environmental budget, energy, water, environmental justice, preserving public rights in public trust lands, land conservation, toxics, and solid waste.
|Clean Water Action|
|06/07/2018 - 06:33||
LCV Honors Adrian Grenier, Hansjorg Wyss, New Jersey LCV at Annual Dinner
Washington, D.C. — At its annual dinner in the nation’s capital Wednesday night, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) presented awards to actor and activist Adrian Grenier, conservationist and philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss, and the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.
|League of Conse...|
|06/03/2018 - 23:36||
Swedish success: motorcycles will be allowed in low emission zones
After a strong lobby from Swedish riders’ organization SMC, motorcycles and mopeds will be able to ride in all low emission zones.
|05/31/2018 - 11:11||
Governor Murphy Stands for Clean Water, Conditionally Vetoes Hazardous Waste Bill
Trenton, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed the Dirty DuPont bill (Senate Bill 879) that would have allowed the Chemours, formerly DuPont, Chambers Works Facility in Deepwater, NJ from starting up again as a hazardous waste processor without meeting required safety and environmental standards. An outright veto was sought by environmental organizations to fully protect public health and the environment under the 1981 Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Act. The conditional veto forces the facility to obtain new permits under current environmental laws, avoiding an unabated expansion of hazardous waste discharge to the Delaware River, and will require public health and environmental protections to be satisfied.
|Clean Water Action|
|05/31/2018 - 07:52||
Hudson 7 sign agreement to protect Hudson River drinking water supply
Five intakes along the mid-Hudson supply more than 100,000 people in the Towns of Esopus, Lloyd, Hyde Park, City and Town of Poughkeepsie and the Village and Town of Rhinebeck with drinking water.
|05/31/2018 - 07:10||
Riverkeeper will join Hudson River Park Estuarine Sanctuary planning effort to advance new program for habitat restoration and research
Group applauds plan for $30.7 million in funding for the Estuarine Sanctuary and the Cuomo Administration’s support for continued habitat restoration & research spending.
|05/30/2018 - 11:17||
Straws on Request bill to reduce Pacific plastic pollution passes Assembly floor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- AB 1884 (Calderon/Bloom), which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to only give customers straws upon request, passed the State Assembly by a 45 to 17 margin with 16 “not voting” (this may change as legislators may add on their support).
|05/30/2018 - 06:45||
EPA Awards State of Arkansas More Than $1.4 Million to Support Environmental Programs
DALLAS – (May 30, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the state of Arkansas $1,410,226 to support environmental programs. Three separate grants will go toward protecting and improving water bodies, implementing air-pollution control programs, and enforcing drinking water standards.
|05/22/2018 - 13:25||
Treatment of the Press and Public by Pruitts EPA is Shameful
The treatment of reporters at today’s EPA summit on contaminants was a disgrace, but not a surprise. The Trump administration — and Mr. Pruitt’s EPA in particular — have shown a repeated disregard for the role of a free press and the public's right to information about their government.
|05/14/2018 - 15:20||
Nomination Period Extended for EPAs New England Annual Environmental Merit Awards
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England office has extended the deadline to submit nominations for New England people, organizations, government entities or businesses whose environmental achievements during the past year deserve recognition.
|05/14/2018 - 12:29||
Julie Domike Named to Environmental Law Institutes Leadership Council
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Julie Domike to its Leadership Council.
|Haynes and Boone|
|05/11/2018 - 16:36||
Commissioner Libby Szabo named to national EPA advisory committee and subcommittee
DENVER (May 11, 2018) – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo of Golden, Colo., to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The 34-member LGAC helps EPA develop strong partnerships with local governments to provide more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state, and federal level. Commissioner Szabo has also been appointed to the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS), which helps EPA develop robust partnerships with small communities to address environmental and public health issues.