Environmental protection Press Release
|05/11/2018 - 15:45||
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton Named to National EPA Advisory Committee
ATLANTA (May 11, 2018) – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton of Nashville, Tenn., to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The 33-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.
|05/11/2018 - 14:38||
Wendsler Nosie Sr. Honored With First Annual Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism
PRESCOTT, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity has awarded the first annual “Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism” to Wendsler Nosie Sr.
|Center for Biol...|
|05/11/2018 - 13:51||
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Council Member Mervin Wright, Jr., named to national EPA advisory committee, subcommittee
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the appointment of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Council Member Mervin Wright, Jr., of Nixon, Nev., to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The 33-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.
|05/09/2018 - 11:06||
PennFuture Launches Green in Campaign to Back PA Common Conservation Agenda Developed by Statewide Coalition of Environmental Groups
PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 9, 2018) – PennFuture is launching the Green in ’18 campaign this month, a grassroots movement that aims to spur the gubernatorial candidates to prioritize environmental issues, while simultaneously supporting the first-ever Pennsylvania Common Conservation Agenda, developed by a coalition of 25 unified environmental groups across the state.
|Citizens for Pe...|
|05/03/2018 - 14:49||
Intertek Shares Latest Information on Product Safety and Compliance at ISPCE 2018
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be speaking at the 2018 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) taking place in San Jose, California, from May 14-16, 2018.
|05/03/2018 - 12:29||
State reaches agreement on swine facilities with plans to strengthen protection for nearby communities
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has reached a settlement agreement with a coalition of community-based environmental groups that will improve regulatory oversight of industrial swine operations and better protect nearby communities from health and environmental impacts. The agreement marks the resolution of civil rights complaints filed against the state environmental agency in 2014 and 2016.
|DAQ North Carolina|
|04/30/2018 - 14:03||
Jeff Civins, Suzanne Murray Help Lead EARTHx Law and Policy Symposium
Haynes and Boone, LLP Senior Counsel Jeff Civins and Partner Suzanne Murray played central roles in one of the nation’s leading environmental law events, the EARTHx Law and Policy Symposium.
|Haynes and Boone|
|04/27/2018 - 09:12||
Stormwater seminar to help metalcasters create defensible compliance process
When it comes to stormwater regulations, non-compliance can cost foundries hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and leave them vulnerable to expensive third-party lawsuits. An upcoming seminar from the American Foundry Society aims to teach metalcasters about defensible compliance processes, a necessity for every U.S. foundry.
|04/26/2018 - 14:30||
Lawsuit Targets Federal Shell Game Hiding Fracking's Harm to Colorado Communities, Wildlife
DENVER— Conservation groups today sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management for approving new leases to allow fracking on more than 45,000 acres in western Colorado, including within communities and within a half-mile of a K-12 public school, without analyzing or disclosing environmental and public health threats as required by federal law.
|Center for Biol...|
|04/26/2018 - 13:38||
Cleaning the Shorelines of the Hudson, Source to Sea: 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is
Ossining, N.Y. – In a massive, one-day effort stretching from New York Harbor to the Adirondack Mountains, some 2,000 volunteers will clean up the shorelines at more than 100 locations along the Hudson River and its tributaries during the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 5.
|04/25/2018 - 14:48||
EPA warns of dangers in the Gowanus Canal
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|04/23/2018 - 16:07||
Green Cross International Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Since its launch in April 1993, Green Cross International (GCI) has been promoting a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Its many achievements include working towards the successful elimination of 40,000 tons of chemical weapons in Russia, completing a 15-year process that will also see the last of over 28,000 tons of chemical weapons in the United States destroyed by 2023. These initiatives, accomplished in collaboration with local governments, earned the Right Livelihood Award in 2013.
|Global Green USA|
|04/22/2018 - 23:23||
Canon participates in Earth Hour 2018 at 323 locations across 39 countries and regions
TOKYO, April 23, 2018—Canon Inc. announced that 323 of the Company's offices and operating sites across 39 countries and regions participated in Earth Hour 2018, even greater participation than that of 2017's event. Earth Hour 2018 was held in each locale from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
|04/21/2018 - 11:58||
EPA Region 7 Administrator Participates in KCMO Arbor Day Celebration, Recognizes Giving Grove Environmental Justice Project
Lenexa, Kan., April 21, 2018) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 administrator recognized the Environmental Justice Small Grant Giving Grove project at the city of Kansas City, Missouri’s annual Arbor Day celebration today at the Loose Park Garden Center.
|04/20/2018 - 16:05||
Clean Water Action Applauds Governor Murphy on Signing of Environmental Justice (EJ) Executive Order
Trenton, NJ--Today, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order (EO) on Environmental Justice (EJ). The EO directs the Department of Environmental (DEP) Protection to work with other state agencies and external stakeholders to develop guidance that will be used to incorporate environmental justice considerations in the actions of state agencies. The goal of this order is to ensure state agencies are considering the cumulative impacts of their actions in overburdened communities on an ongoing basis.
|Clean Water Action|
|04/18/2018 - 01:27||
Patagonia to be honored at the Fishermens Ball
New York — Riverkeeper, New York’s Clean Water Advocate, will honor Patagonia at its annual Fishermen’s Ball on May 16 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Hundreds of clean water advocates from around the state will attend this year’s event, making this one of the largest gatherings of environmental activists in New York. The Fishermen’s Ball will celebrate a decade of water quality testing by the organization and will raise critical funds for Riverkeeper.
|04/17/2018 - 15:05||
Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Million in Funding Available for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approximately $4.5 million in Community Impact Grant funding is available to support communities across New York that are disproportionately impacted by pollution and toxins. Community Impact Grants provide community-based organizations with funding for projects that address various environmental and public health concerns, with a particular focus on low-income and minority communities historically burdened by environmental problems.
|New York Governor|
|04/16/2018 - 17:23||
NYU Launches Center for Environmental and Animal Protection
NYU has launched the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, a research unit to inform policy related to these linked societal and scientific concerns.
|04/12/2018 - 12:26||
McCarthy to address sustainability, world health and climate change at law school
Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency leader Gina McCarthy has something to say, and it will be at The University of New Mexico School of Law.
|University of N...|
|04/09/2018 - 15:59||Riverkeeper joins regional and state lawmakers in calling on DEC to revoke CPV power plant permits||Riverkeeper|
|04/04/2018 - 05:44||
New Jersey Environmental Justice and Climate Summit
Protecting Environmental Justice Communities from the Detrimental Impacts of Cumulative Pollution and Climate ChangeCo-hosted by the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance and the Center for American Progress.
|03/22/2018 - 11:36||
MANITOBA CELEBRATES TRIO OF ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS
We are working every day to reduce our carbon footprint, but there are smaller acts that anyone can tackle that will make a difference for our environment,” said Squires.
|03/22/2018 - 09:42||
Leaders urge Gov. Cuomo to release independent safety analysis of AIM pipeline near Indian Point nuclear power plant
Town of Cortlandt, NY, March 22, 2018 — Prominent elected officials, leaders of local and national environmental organizations, and residents of the region joined at a press conference on March 22, 2018 at Cortlandt Town Hall to call on Governor Cuomo to release the risk assessment for Enbridge/Spectra’s AIM high-pressure gas transmission pipeline at Indian Point that he promised over two years ago.
|03/21/2018 - 20:30||
Welcome to new Environment Minister David Speirs
The state’s peak environment body has warmly welcomed the appointment of David Speirs as South Australia’s new Environment and Water Minister.
|03/21/2018 - 08:16||
Earth Hour 2018 A New Generation of Leaders Turn Out to Turn Up Climate Action
This Saturday, March 24th at 8:30pm local time, World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour will sweep the globe. Millions of people, cities and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for one hour to show support for taking action to fight climate change.
|World Wildlife Fund|