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2014-09-16 12:23:50

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company. Consumers Energy is one of many U.S. energy providers, including numerous Midwest utilities, whose routine maintenance, repair and...

2014-09-12 12:22:25

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that four of its plants earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR(®). "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president and CEO of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US. "We understand how important it is for our facilities to have corporate values in place that help protect the environment and we...

2014-09-12 12:21:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official...

2014-08-25 08:22:28

LG's Revolutionary Super-Efficient Clothes Dryer Has Potential to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global home appliance leader LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for its revolutionary new EcoHybrid(TM) Heat Pump Dryer. The annual award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy...

2014-08-20 12:21:31

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen PMP has announced that SANAFOR(TM) PO-5 is now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an antimicrobial masterbatch designed for inclusion in polyolefin materials. SANAFOR(TM) controls the growth of microorganisms on plastic surfaces, providing long-lasting protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae that can cause stains, odor and product degradation. "With today's heightened...

2014-08-05 16:22:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted the suspension and proposed debarment, and removed the statutory disqualification, previously imposed by the EPA. This action is subject to the condition that the Company continue to comply with the conditions of its existing plea agreement (previously announced January 3, 2013) resolving environmental violations relating to the Company's...

2014-07-30 12:25:18

Corbett's Emissions Reduction Plan Will Result in Cleaner Air, Lower Prices, More Jobs HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Corbett today rallied on behalf of working families in Pennsylvania's energy sector. Joined at the Rally to Support American Energy in Pittsburgh by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, Gov. Corbett criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recent proposed rule for...

2014-07-30 12:24:55

SC Johnson Climbs List of EPA's National Top 100 List of Green Power Users; Ranks No. 9 on Top 30 On-Site Generation List RACINE, Wis., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it ranks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users. Moving up 17 spots to No. 77, SC Johnson is currently using nearly 75 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 43 percent...

2014-07-29 12:26:48

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for withdrawal of the proposed carbon rule for existing power plants and greater deployment of technology as the long-term solution to improve emissions, during testimony at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Washington, D.C. Peabody is also offering testimony in Denver. "Using coal for electricity enables people to live longer and better and drives the lowest U.S. electricity costs for any...

2014-07-29 12:23:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help identify the factors contributing to the poor health of the Susquehanna River and begin taking steps to improve the river's condition "before it becomes too late to repair the damage." In a July 28 letter to EPA Administrator Shawn Garvin, Executive Director John Arway said the agency supports...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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