Environmental protection Press Release
|02/03/2020 - 16:02||
Administrator Wheeler Wraps Up Mission to Brazil with Visit to the Amazon
Manaus, Amazonas —While in Manaus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler participated in a variety of events to increase awareness around recycling and projects that address marine litter. With this trip, Administrator Wheeler becomes the first EPA Administrator to visit the Amazon.
|02/03/2020 - 14:10||
New report reveals hedgehogs, yellowhammers and dragonflies at risk post-EU Exit
A new report published today – commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and WWF – highlights big gaps in environmental protections post-EU Exit and argues that a new system of regulation is needed to maintain and improve farming and environmental standards.
|02/03/2020 - 14:05||
Governor Cuomo Awards $1.9 Million in Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today awarded $1.9 million in Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants for 21 community-based projects that address environmental and public health concerns. The funding supports initiatives in low-income communities and communities of color that have historically been burdened by pollution and other environmental challenges. New York State has awarded an estimated $11 million in grants to environmental justice groups across the state since 2011.
|New York Governor|
|01/31/2020 - 15:53||
Administrator Wheeler Kicks Off Visit to Brazil with Bilateral Meetings
BRASILIA (Jan. 31, 2020) — Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off his visit to Brazil in Brasilia with bilateral meetings with his Brazilian counterparts at the Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente [MMA]) and National Water Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Águas [ANA]). With this trip, Administrator Wheeler becomes the first EPA Administrator to visit the Amazon.
|01/30/2020 - 14:19||
UKGBC responds to reintroduction of the Environment Bill
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today welcomed the publication of the Environment Bill and its reintroduction to Parliament.
|01/30/2020 - 08:27||
Environment Bill published today an important first step towards natures recovery
With one in seven species in the UK now at risk of extinction and 58% of species in decline, The Wildlife Trusts have long called for ambitious new laws to allow nature to recover. Ensuring a healthy natural environment is vital to reversing the massive loss of nature as well as combating climate change and achieving net zero carbon emissions.
|01/29/2020 - 14:08||
SAVE THE DATE: CEC Council - environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States - to meet June 25-26, 2020, in Vancouver, BC
Montreal, 29 January 2020—Mark your calendars for the annual Council Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) on June 26 and the Joint Public Advisory Committee public forum on 25 June 2020. For the past twenty-five years, the Governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States have worked together through the CEC on shared environmental priorities.
|01/29/2020 - 10:25||
BirdLife Malta files judicial protest against the Government
BirdLife Malta has today filed a judicial protest in Court against the Prime Minister; the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning; and the Minister for Gozo in regard to the decision taken by Prime Minister Robert Abela to place the hunting regulator under the Gozo Ministry.
|01/16/2020 - 23:47||
Jackson and Schweik Awarded by EPA for Salt Marsh Research
Charlie Schweik (left) and Scott Jackson (right) Scott Jackson, extension associate professor in the department of environmental conservation and Charlie Schweik, professor at the School of Public Policy and the department of environmental conservation, have received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a project that uses unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to develop methods to assess the ecological integrity of Massachusetts salt marshes.
|University of M...|
|01/16/2020 - 12:32||
EPA Grant Will Support Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahomas Environmental Programs
The award is a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG), which gives the Tribe greater flexibility to address its major priorities, unlike grants that fund specific programs.
|01/15/2020 - 18:22||
EPA New England Opens Nomination Period for Annual Environmental Merit Awards
These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in 1970. Past recipients have included scientists, business representatives, community advocates, and public officials committed to preserving the environment. An independent EPA panel will select the winners based on the environmental problem being addressed, what actions were taken to address this environmental issue and the degree to which the positive results can be measured and sustained.
|01/08/2020 - 12:19||
EPA Appoints Kurt Thiede as Region 5 Administrator
WASHINGTON (Jan. 8, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Kurt Thiede of Wisconsin to become regional administrator for Region 5, overseeing environmental protection efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Mr. Thiede will succeed Cathy Stepp, who is stepping down from her post in the Great Lakes region after several years of service to the agency.
|01/06/2020 - 04:56||
Former EPA regional administrator to lead the CEC's Joint Public Advisory Committee
Robert W. Varney will assume the chairmanship of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s advisory body for 2020.
|12/23/2019 - 17:47||
Natural Resources Committee Embraces Collaborative Governance
At a time when the internet and social media seem to be tearing our politics apart, where violent ideology and moral outrage enflame partisan divisions, the democratic promise of information technology is making an appearance in the House Natural Resources Committee. Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva and Representative A. Donald McEachin have opened the public participation phase of their Environmental Justice for All Act.
|Union of Concer...|
|12/23/2019 - 13:15||
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Create Permanent Environmental Justice Advisory Board and Interagency Coordinating Council
Environmental Justice Advisory Board Will Create Model for Inclusive Environmental Justice Policy in New York.
|New York Governor|
|12/19/2019 - 12:27||
EPA Offers Existing Owners of Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Facilities the Opportunity to Perform Self-Audits to Return to Compliance
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) temporarily expanded its voluntary self-audit and disclosure program for upstream oil and natural gas facilities by giving existing owners the opportunity to find, correct, and self-disclose Clean Air Act violations. EPA believes this self-audit program will motivate facilities to participate and start making the necessary changes to their equipment to address violations and return to compliance, improving air quality in surrounding communities.
|12/10/2019 - 16:15||
EPA announces grant to restore habitat in Indianas Grand Calumet River Area of Concern
Indiana Department of Natural Resources receives a $100,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.
|12/10/2019 - 14:53||
EPA Grant of More Than $75,000 to Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Will Support Water Quality Programs
The funding will help the Tribe maintain, protect and improve the water quality of waterbodies on tribal land, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater.
|12/05/2019 - 13:03||
Trump Administration OKs Cyanide Bombs Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year
WASHINGTON— The Trump administration today announced it will reauthorize use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These “cyanide bombs” received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year.
|Center for Biol...|
|12/05/2019 - 10:07||
Trump administration again reauthorizes wildlife-killing cyanide bombs despite strong opposition
Sodium cyanide will continue to be used and continue to be a threat to people, pets, and non-target.
|12/03/2019 - 20:06||
Annis Water Resources director to speak about role of government in environmental protection
A passenger on a GVSU research vessel analyzes water color samples while on a research trip. Photo Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski.
|12/02/2019 - 17:01||
AIT Celebrates Environment Month in December
As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to name December AIT@40 Environment Month. Each month of 2019 has featured a different theme, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the growing U.S.-Taiwan partnership.
|12/02/2019 - 14:49||
National Coalition to Announce Legal Challenge to Plastic Plant Pollution at San Francisco EPA Office
SAN FRANCISCO― More than 350 community and conservation organizations from around the country will announce a major new legal challenge to pollution from industrial plants that create plastic tomorrow in San Francisco.
|Center for Biol...|
|11/27/2019 - 17:26||
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|11/27/2019 - 06:49||
SAIC Wins Position on Environmental Protection Agency Contract
Company to provide outreach and technical support services for an Environmental Protection Agency program designed to help agencies and private organizations comply with Clean Air Act