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4:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

EPA Seeks Comment On Fracking Chemicals Disclosure

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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.

The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Hudson River Trustees Take Issue With GE Report

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Federal agencies have sent a letter to General Electric over concerns related to a recent Hudson River cleanup report. 

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.

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New England News
8:12 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Officials To Report On Vt. Disaster Preparedness

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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.

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.

The documents will make recommendations on lessening the damage and risk to Vermonters from floods and other disasters.

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New York News
8:05 am
Mon September 16, 2013

EPA Awards $30K To Mohawks For Asthma Program

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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. 

The grant was awarded under the EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.

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.

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New England News
2:47 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Pittsfield Complying With EPA Mandate To Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plant

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.

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.

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New York News
9:30 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced

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Groups and communities working to prevent invasive species from entering Lake George received a boost from the federal government Friday.

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New England News
3:13 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Stakeholders Raise Concerns Over PCB Cleanup In Berkshires

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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.

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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 29, 2013

4/29/13 - Panel

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.

New England News
6:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Redevelopment Of Former Mill Site Begins

A new $8 million senior center is the first construction project at the former Facemate textile mill site along the Chicopee River
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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. 

An $8 million  senior center is being constructed on land along the Chicopee River that was originally developed during the early 1800s to manufacture textiles.  A groundbreaking , attended by more than  100 people, culminated a decade long cleanup project that officials described as a legal and environmental quagmire.

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New England News
5:57 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Pres. Obama's Pick for EPA Admin. Gets Praise in New England

President Obama’s pick for EPA Administrator is receiving praise from a range of groups including state governments, environmentalists, and industry representatives.

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