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2011-07-20 10:00:00

Worst States OH, PA, FL, KY, MD, IN, MI, WV, GA, NC, SC, AL, TX, VA, TN, MO, IL, WI, NH, IA WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The analysis, entitled "Toxic Power:...

2011-07-14 10:24:00

Bill would restore jurisdiction of state agencies over EPA in regards to Clean Water Act WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act sponsored by Representative John Mica (R-FL) and Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), passed a floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night with 239 votes in favor of the legislation. The bill asserts that states should have the primary responsibility for regulation of water...

2011-07-07 15:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) hails a major new rule targeting cross-state air pollution and cleaning Vermont's air that has been in the works for more than 20 years. Leahy said the release Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule "goes directly to the distant sources of pollution that have long bedeviled clean air strategies in Vermont, New England and other areas of the...

2011-07-06 15:58:00

Every American will be adversely impacted by EPA budget cuts CHICAGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leadership of EPA's largest Union (AFGE), expressed its disbelief over the direction that Congress is taking to purposefully gut the Agency's ability to protect human health and the environment, particularly when almost every poll concludes that Americans want clean air and water. The American Federation of Government Employees National Council of EPA Locals #238 President...

2011-06-01 09:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global leader in water quality and safety, today introduced testing methods to meet the monitoring requirements for 28 new contaminants proposed in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR 3). Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA established the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring program to identify contaminants that are suspected to...

2011-05-23 11:51:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In comments filed today with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Gas and Electric said that the agency's federally mandated plan to reduce haze in Oklahoma and neighboring states is flawed, contains numerous errors and would result in Oklahomans being saddled with billions of dollars in unnecessary utility costs. The company added that the EPA rule should be rejected in favor of a state plan proposed by Oklahoma. The OG&E...

2011-05-22 00:02:19

National Religious Coalition on Creation Care Awards EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson "Steward of Creation Award" for progress on clean air, clean water and atmospheric pollution reduction in the midst of several attempts by congress to erode EPA authority. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 United States religious leaders, attending the annual meeting of the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care in Washington, D.C., applauded the work of the EPA and its administrator Lisa P....

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Complimentary webinars on May 12 and May 17 are designed to benefit those responsible for maintaining environmental compliance at industrial facilities. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, will present complimentary webinars on May 12 and May 17 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CDT that provide an overview on new air quality regulations that will have significant impact on industry in...

2011-04-12 12:11:00

CALGARY, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wescorp Energy ("Wescorp") (OTCBB: WSCE), today announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Allied Holdings Group ("Allied"), based in Alexandria, Virginia to pursue certification of Wescorp's H2Omaxx clean water technology for international maritime vessel operations. Allied specializes in the adaptation, certification and marketing of marine equipment to the US Navy, US Coast Guard and commercial marine industry. Through the joint...

2011-04-07 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives' passage today of H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011: (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "The passage of this bill by the House of Representatives is an important victory in the ongoing effort to halt EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases...


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