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2012-02-14 16:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for ConocoPhillips' Trainer Refinery in Trainer Borough, Delaware County. The draft permit was announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Dec. 31, 2011. The permit being renewed has been in effect since 1978. Until the refinery recently ceased operations, it processed crude oil into...

2012-02-06 11:00:00

Proposed rules could cost U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of jobs AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten rules currently in the pipeline from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to a report published today by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100713/TPPFLOGO) "Never in its...

2012-01-26 07:20:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The EPA Alliance Training Group (EPA Alliance), owned and operated by Baxter Communications Group, LLC, is an environmental regulatory training firm out of Houston, TX. EPA Alliance announced today that it has launched EnvironmentalBootcamp.com, a new website dedicated to Environmental Training for environmental, health and safety professionals from all industries. EnvironmentalBootcamp.com will showcase the training schedule and registrations for the...

2012-01-23 13:00:00

New Western Pennsylvania office will focus on supporting highly regulated facilities across multiple industries. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, recently opened an office in Pittsburgh, to better serve western Pennsylvania. Mr. Thomas M. Muscenti, PE, an environmental professional with nearly a decade of experience, will lead the new office. Mr. Muscenti was...

2012-01-13 16:00:00

The Environmental Bootcamp is attended by environmental, health and safety professionals in all industries and covers in detail numerous environmental air, water and waste regulations that may impact facilities and organizations. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The EPA Alliance Training Group (EPA Alliance), owned and operated by Baxter Communications Group, LLC is an environmental regulatory training firm out of Houston, TX. EPA Alliance announced today that it has scheduled a 3.5...

2012-01-10 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading worldwide producer of industrial dust and fume collectors, will host a free educational webinar titled: "The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Rule 6X: Are You Compliant?" The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST). To see more information or register for the event, visit...

2012-01-05 14:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to dismiss a petition that the Clean Air Council filed with EPA in November 2011. The petition claimed that Pennsylvania is failing to implement requirements in its State Implementation Plan and asked EPA to impose sanctions on Pennsylvania. "This petition lacks merit and based on longstanding and documented facts in this...

2011-12-21 15:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing a final Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, which will save up to 17,000 lives, prevent 11,000 non-fatal heart attacks and avert 12,000 hospital and emergency room visits, according an analysis by the EPA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO ) An analysis released by TFAH and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF),...

2011-12-21 13:50:00

MIDDLESEX, Vt., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on EPA's Air Toxics Rule for power plant emissions of mercury and other poisonous pollutants, unveiled Wednesday. Leahy has long been a leader in pressing for limits on mercury emissions: I commend the Environmental Protection Agency for doing the right thing, under tremendous special interest pressure, in standing up for the public's interest. The Utility Air Toxics...

2011-12-21 13:05:00

Standards are expected to save 11,000 lives each year WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today applauds the Obama Administration for adopting public health safeguards to reduce mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants. The new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants are long overdue and will reduce the harm from air pollution like mercury, lead, arsenic and a host of other pollutants. "Since toxic air...