U.S. Environmental Protection Agency http://wamc.org en EPA Seeks Comment On Fracking Chemicals Disclosure http://wamc.org/post/epa-seeks-comment-fracking-chemicals-disclosure <p></p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.</p><p>The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:25:08 +0000 Dave Lucas 90103 at http://wamc.org EPA Seeks Comment On Fracking Chemicals Disclosure Hudson River Trustees Take Issue With GE Report http://wamc.org/post/hudson-river-trustees-take-issue-ge-report <p>Federal agencies have sent a letter to General Electric over concerns related to a recent Hudson River cleanup report.&nbsp;</p><p> The Federal Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees recently sent a letter to General Electric to, as the group contends, address misinformation and correct the public record on a Hudson River Project Report submitted by the company to the New York State comptroller’s office in late December.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:25:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 83271 at http://wamc.org Hudson River Trustees Take Issue With GE Report Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness http://wamc.org/post/officials-report-vt-disaster-preparedness <p>Officials from the state of Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are preparing to release two reports on how the state can better prepare itself for floods and other disasters.</p><p>Joined by the Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, the officials are gathering at 11 a.m. Monday at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters in Waterbury to release the reports.</p><p>The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:12:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79934 at http://wamc.org Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness EPA Awards $30K To Mohawks For Asthma Program http://wamc.org/post/epa-awards-30k-mohawks-asthma-program <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $30,000 dollars to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York to educate the community on reducing exposure to substances that can trigger asthma attacks.&nbsp;</p><p>The grant was awarded under the EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.</p><p>The Mohawks' Air Quality Program will use the grant to implement a clean air intervention project that will educate the northern New York tribal community to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:05:50 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73673 at http://wamc.org EPA Awards $30K To Mohawks For Asthma Program Pittsfield Complying With EPA Mandate To Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plant http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-complying-epa-mandate-upgrade-wastewater-treatment-plant <p></p><p>The City of Pittsfield has been mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant, a project that is estimated to cost tens of millions of dollars.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Upon a revision of Pittsfield’s wastewater discharge permit for a plant located on Holmes Road, an EPA mandate from 2008 would require the city to restrict the amount of aluminum and phosphorus released in its treated discharge into the Housatonic River.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:47:30 +0000 Lucas Willard 67598 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Complying With EPA Mandate To Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plant Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced http://wamc.org/post/federal-funding-help-prevent-invasives-lake-george-announced <p></p><p></p><p>Groups and communities working to prevent invasive species from entering Lake George received a boost from the federal government Friday. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66554 at http://wamc.org Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over PCB Cleanup In Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/stakeholders-raise-concerns-over-pcb-cleanup-berkshires <p></p><p>Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, General Electric, and the state governments of Connecticut and Massachusetts, recently met with stakeholders to provide updates on the cleanup plan for removing PCB’s from the Housatonic River and Silver Lake in Pittsfield.</p><p></p><p>At an EPA Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council meeting at the Lenox Library Wednesday evening, community stakeholders raised concerns over information presented on a status update of the cleanup project at Silver Lake in Pittsfield.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:13:28 +0000 Lucas Willard 64849 at http://wamc.org Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over PCB Cleanup In Berkshires 4/29/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/42913-panel <p>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, and for the fist half of the hour Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose, and for the second half U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Judith Enck.<br> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63413 at http://wamc.org Redevelopment Of Former Mill Site Begins http://wamc.org/post/redevelopment-former-mill-site-begins <p>The redevelopment has begun of a once badly polluted former textile mill in Chicopee Massachusetts. A top Environmental Protection Agency official warned on Monday that federal budget cuts threaten future brownfields cleanup efforts in the region.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:26:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61738 at http://wamc.org Redevelopment Of Former Mill Site Begins Pres. Obama's Pick for EPA Admin. Gets Praise in New England http://wamc.org/post/pres-obamas-pick-epa-admin-gets-praise-new-england <p></p><p>President Obama’s pick for EPA Administrator is receiving praise from a range of groups including state governments, environmentalists, and industry representatives.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:57:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 59800 at http://wamc.org Pres. Obama's Pick for EPA Admin. Gets Praise in New England