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2012-08-01 10:23:10

Elk County Project is the Second Straight National Award-Winning Project for Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has given the 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award to a $14.2-million mine reclamation project in the Dents Run watershed in Benezette Township, Elk County. The project, which began in 2002 and was...

2012-07-26 23:02:38

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation´s top health systems, will participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency´s (EPA's) ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. The Battle of the Buildings has a goal to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings and protect the environment. All ten Advocate hospitals will compete against thousands of other teams from buildings across the country to reduce waste through improvements in energy efficiency with help from...

2012-07-25 06:21:32

Environmental Health Advocates Celebrate Historic Vote LouisvilleCharter.Org Participants Respond WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate resisted tens of millions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions from the chemical industry to pass the Safe Chemicals Act out of a key committee. This bill would reform the Toxic Substance Control Act, for the first time since 1976. "A measure of faith has been restored in our U.S. Senate....

2012-07-19 10:21:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a drought watch for 15 Western Pennsylvania counties. "A hot, dry summer made it necessary to take this first step of declaring a drought watch in the affected counties," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "This measure will alert the public and water suppliers that there are voluntary, common-sense ways to conserve." A drought watch declaration is the first and least severe level...

2012-07-18 06:23:58

Bulk of Problem Takes Place at Natural Gas Plant Operations; Pattern of "Neglect" Seen As Pollution Sometimes Drags on for Weeks or Even Months. WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Accidents" and other non-routine events at Texas oil and gas facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants released almost 100,000 tons of pollution from 2009-2011, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) based on data gathered from a Texas Commission on...

2012-07-02 06:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TopTen USA (www.toptenusa.org), the leading independent source of consumer information on energy efficient products, has released its latest rankings of the most efficient computer monitors. A wide variety of familiar monitor brands appear on the lists: Acer, Samsung, ViewSonic, AOC, Philips, Dell, and more, and some of the ranked models use just a quarter of the electricity of comparable monitors. Without TopTen's rankings,...

2012-06-11 06:21:20

NORWALK, Conn., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded HEI Hotels & Resorts a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of the company's continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. EPA recognized HEI's accomplishments at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. marking the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/NY34250LOGO ) HEI, an...

2012-06-06 06:29:35

TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - ENERGY STAR, the symbol of energy efficiency, recognizes organizations that are the best performing and most committed to the progression of energy efficiency every year. It is with great pride that JELD-WEN, manufacturer of windows and doors, was honoured with the prestigious 2012 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year Award for market transformation. "Improving the energy savings offered by our products is an integral part of JELD-WEN's...

2012-05-31 02:21:38

ATLANTA, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot® as the 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through merchandising and marketing ENERGY STAR qualified products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO ) The Home Depot, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, is being honored for its leadership in educating consumers about...

2012-05-17 06:25:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will begin a three-month amnesty program on June 1 to help identify unregistered X-ray machines and bring operators into compliance. "This initiative offers a limited-time opportunity for medical providers to come into regulatory compliance without suffering a penalty," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "The registration and inspection program is essential to safeguard all Pennsylvanians from...