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[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2016

[ THD At-Home Services, subsidiary of The Home Depot, to pay $37,065 penalty for lead-based paint … ]

Company resolves alleged violations of EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

Contacts:
Kristin Jendrek 303-312-6126, jendrek.kristin@epa.gov
Richard Mylott, 303-312-6654, mylott.richard@epa.gov

(Denver, Colo. – January 27, 2016) The E.P.A. has reached a $37,065 settlement with Atlanta, Georgia-based THD At-Home Services following a June 2015 complianc…

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[ Congress “celebrates” national parks centennial with anti-parks measure ]

An amendment offered as part of a Senate energy bill on Jan. 27 would make it prohibitively difficult for presidents to protect national monuments and parks under the Antiquities Act—a shameful way to mark the National Park Service’s centennial year of 2016.

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[ Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization … ]

WASHINGTON – Today, on behalf of the White House Rural Council, 6 federal agencies joined together to declare the selection of 27 communities in 22 states that will participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative that helps communities increase economic opportunities for local farmers and related businesses, create vibrant places and promote childhood wellness by improving access to healthy local food.

Developed as a partnership among the E.P.A., U.S.D.A., U.S…

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[ E.P.A. Analysis Shows 2014 Decrease of Toxic Chemical Delivers in Massachusetts ]

BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now accessible for the reporting year of 2014. In Massachusetts, the reporting data show that overall delivers of pollutants to the environment decreased since the previous reporting year (2013).

TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information…

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[ E.P.A. Analysis Shows 2014 Increase of Toxic Chemical Delivers in Vermont ]

BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now accessible for the reporting year of 2014. In Vermont, the reporting data show that overall delivers of pollutants to the environment increased since the previous reporting year (2013).

TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information about…

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[ E.P.A. Analysis Shows 2014 Increase of Toxic Chemical Delivers in Rhode Island ]

BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now accessible for the reporting year of 2014. In Rhode Island, the reporting data show that overall delivers of pollutants to the environment increased since the previous reporting year (2013).

TRI information is a key part of EPA’s efforts to provide greater access to environmental information and get information to the public as quickly as possible. TRI reporting provides Americans with vital information …

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[ New federal guidelines will help reduce natural gas waste on public lands ]

On Jan. 22, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced guidelines to significantly curtail natural gas waste from oil and gas operations on federal lands.

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[ Clean Power Plan survives first legal hurdle ]

“This is a big win for the majority of Coloradans who support carbon pollution limits on power plants and great news for our kids’ future.” 
— Anna McDevitt,  Environment Colorado

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[ New Federal Guidelines Will Help Reduce Natural Gas Waste on Public Lands ]

Wasting natural gas, a common practice for the oil and gas industry, has tremendous consequences for taxpayers.

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[ The Wilderness Society Statement on new BLM natural gas waste rule ]

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“The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.

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