Environmental protection Press Release
|09/18/2019 - 20:04||
Chicago Residents Hardest Hit by Pollution Call on City to Act Following Audit
CHICAGO – Environmental advocates are renewing calls for City government to address the disproportionate pollution burden for Chicago’s communities of color following a new audit from City’s Office of Inspector General. The report shows significant gaps in the City’s enforcement of air quality standards and highlights the Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) insufficient staffing and lack of written guidance on how to prioritize the highest-risk facilities for inspection.
|09/18/2019 - 06:32||
Giving back for our environment - a decade of donations
The report, ‘A Decade of Donations for the Environment’, identifies trends in donations made to environmental organisations, highlighting the value Australians place on a healthy environment and the work being done to protect it.
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|09/11/2019 - 17:10||
Governor Ron DeSantis Requests $625 Million in Recurring Funds for Everglades Restoration and Protection of Water Resources
Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his request to the Florida Legislature of $625 million in recurring funding for the next three years for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s water resources. This funding will meet the $2.5 billion goal outlined in the Governor’s Bold Vision for a Brighter Future budget. The Governor was joined by First Lady Casey DeSantis, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein, Senator Rob Bradley, Senator Kathleen Passidomo and Representative Dane Eagle.
|09/10/2019 - 16:26||
Rhode Island Citizen and Organization Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements
BOSTON – An individual and a government initiative in Rhode Island were each recognized today by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their work to protect New England's environment. These environmental leaders were among 25 recipients across New England honored by EPA's New England office at the 2019 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony.
|09/10/2019 - 15:35||
Connecticut Citizen and Business Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements
BOSTON – An individual and a business in Connecticut were each recognized today by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their work to protect New England's environment. These environmental leaders were among 25 recipients across New England honored by EPA's New England office at the 2019 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony.
|09/10/2019 - 15:22||
Maine Citizens and Organizations Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements
BOSTON – Two individuals and one business from Maine were recognized today by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their work to protect New England's environment. These environmental leaders were among 25 recipients across New England honored by EPA's New England office at the 2019 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony at Faneuil Hall.
|08/22/2019 - 15:02||
9th Annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum Wraps Up in Palm Springs, California
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (August 22, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded the 9th annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (TLEF) in Palm Springs, California continuing the important dialogue with our tribal partners on land and water resource management. The TLEF is an annual conference co-hosted by EPA and the Northern Arizona University/Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).
|08/21/2019 - 22:34||
EPA Appoints Dennis Deziel as Region 1 Administrator
BOSTON (August 22, 2019) - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Dennis Deziel of Maryland to become regional administrator for Region 1. Mr. Deziel will oversee environmental protection efforts in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and in 10 Tribal Nations.
|08/21/2019 - 17:58||
Join Intertek At Chemical Watchs Electronics and Electricals USA to Learn About Global Chemical Restrictions in Electronics
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be exhibiting and presenting at the Chemicals Management for Electronics and Electricals USA 2019 taking place in Boston, USA from September 16-17, 2019.
|08/16/2019 - 03:12||
UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment
UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment UN Environment Programme and UN Human Rights chiefs formalise new partnership to protect environmental and human rights Strengthened cooperation aims to drive better protection of environmental human rights defenders and their families Agreement will seek to increase support for national implementation of human rights-based environmental policies.
|08/14/2019 - 12:33||
EPA announces more than $7.5 Million in water quality cooperative agreements through Gulf of Mexico Division
Gulfport, Miss. (August 14, 2019) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it anticipates awarding seven Gulf of Mexico Division cooperative agreements totaling more than $7.5 million to fund projects that improve water quality, habitat, and environmental education in the Gulf of Mexico watershed.
|08/14/2019 - 12:11||
EPA announces more than $7.5 Million in water funding through Gulf of Mexico Division
The awards include $1.15 million to Winrock International, a non-profit development group in Arkansas, to fund outreach on conservation grazing practices to improve water quality.
|08/14/2019 - 11:15||
W. Scott Mason IV appointed new EPA Director for the American Indian Environmental Office
WASHINGTON— W. Scott Mason IV has been appointed to serve as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new director for the American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) in the agency’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs.
|08/13/2019 - 12:40||
EPA Awards over $2 Million to Oklahoma to Prevent Water Pollution
The grant will help prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution through monitoring, standard setting, enforcement and compliance activities.
|08/09/2019 - 11:41||
EPA Awards $115,000 to Pueblo of Pojoaque for Environmental Programs
The Pueblo will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues, including illegal dumping. The Pueblo’s GAP program protects people’s health by safeguarding the environment through awareness and environmental program development.
|08/04/2019 - 22:08||
UK needs Sustainable Economy Act, says IPPR
The UK should urgently extend climate change laws to other areas of environmental breakdown including biodiversity, soil fertility and air quality, according to a paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
|08/01/2019 - 06:47||
UK needs Sustainable Economy Act to extend climate change laws to wider environmental crisis, says IPPR
New targets including biodiversity, soil fertility and air quality must be enforced so that we live within natural limits.
|07/26/2019 - 06:51||
EPA hosts emergency preparedness workshop for El Paso area community organizations
DALLAS (July 26, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently traveled to San Elizario, Texas, to meet with local community leaders and organizations to discuss emergency preparedness topics, primarily for heat stress and other weather-related issues. EPA regularly meets with environmental justice, civic and faith-based organizations to strengthen community environmental resilience and access to emergency preparedness information.
|07/23/2019 - 15:29||
Experts chart path to implementing Indigenous consent in resource-development decisions
Montreal – Conflicts over projects such as the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline underscore the urgent need for a new approach to land and resource decision-making. Land-use planning offers one way of applying the consent standard set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) while making development more predictable, says a new publication from the Institute for Research on Public Policy.
|07/22/2019 - 21:41||
New Episode of Resources Radio on Diversity in the Environmental Movement, with Dorceta Taylor
WASHINGTON, DC—Resources for the Future (RFF) today released a new installment of Resources Radio: “The Challenge of Diversity in the Environmental Movement.”
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|07/22/2019 - 16:18||
U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program Announces Available Funding for Public Health and Environmental Projects
SAN DIEGO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with the North American Development Bank (NADB), released a Request for Proposals (RFP) through the Border 2020 Program. The RFP is seeking environmental and public health projects in the Arizona, Sonora, California and Baja California border region. The border region is defined as the area within 62 miles (100 kilometers) on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border.
|07/08/2019 - 13:41||
National Parks Group Challenges President on His Environmental Record
Trump Administration has Taken Nearly 100 Actions Impacting National Parks, Dismantling Environmental Protections.
|06/27/2019 - 10:33||
Lamu Coal Plant Project in Kenya Halted by Court Ruling
Nairobi 26th June – Lamu residents were today overwhelmed with joy after the National Environment Tribunal (NET) cancelled the license issued by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to Amu Power for the construction of the Lamu Coal Power Plant.
|06/26/2019 - 12:17||
Administrator Wheeler Discusses North American Environmental and Transboundry Water Issues with Canada, Mexico at CEC
The meetings focused on resource efficiency, including working together to combat marine debris, and to encourage innovation and build partnerships to expand environmental protection and sustainable growth.
|06/20/2019 - 15:57||
A how to guide for communities concerned about pollution
The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has published a guide for Great Lakes region community members who are concerned about environmental exposures in their neighborhoods.