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Enhanced functionality for Rotork CMA boosts electric process valve control

by Rotork plc  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Rotork has announced an extensive advancement of CMA electric actuation technology for the operation of process control valves, introducing new options to meet evolving customer and market requirements. With the latest developments, the innovative CMA design can now be specified with increased functionality encompassing local controls, LCD ...

EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 27, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, ...

XTO Energy, Inc. to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 22, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced today that XTO Energy, Inc., (XTO) a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands. XTO will ...

New tool predicts ecosystem restoration success

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A new approach to predicting whether a degraded ecosystem can be successfully restored is presented in a recent study. The researchers who developed it show how it works with the case of peatland restoration. Their method uses a computer model to link restoration success or failure with plant species and management techniques on the sites. ...

EPA`s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 2, 2015)

The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are seeing today. The proposed EPA FY 2016 budget of $8.6 billion provides resources vital to that overarching vision and the request is $452 ...

EPA Presidential Advisory Committee Issues Report on Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The Board is an independent federal advisory committee that develops recommendations to the president on U.S. - Mexico border environment and infrastructure issues. The report, “Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region,” was accepted by CEQ on behalf of President Obama. “The rapid population growth of the region ...

San Antonio and EPA Unite to Restore San Antonio River Basin

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen other federal partners are teaming up with San Antonio to revitalize the San Antonio River Basin and improve the local community. This partnership will reconnect local communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways. Improving ...

EPA Applauds Creation of Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

EPA today joined state and local dignitaries formally launching the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program. The new program will serve as a framework to promote a broad ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England (coastal areas from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., including ...

Derrick Denis Shares His Building Restoration Expertise with R&R Magazine

by Clark Seif Clark Inc.  (Oct. 13, 2014)

In the September issue of Restoration & Remediation(R&R)magazine, Clark Seif Clark’s (CSC) Derrick A. Denis had the opportunity to provide his insight into the pros and cons of vacating a building that is part of a restoration or remediation project. The article, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” sheds light on this touchy ...

EPA Settles with Stone Energy Corporation to Restore and Mitigate Damage to West Virginia Streams

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 4, 2014)

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stone Energy Corporation will restore streams damaged by the company’s unauthorized discharge of dredged or fill material in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Stone Energy has also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $177,500. The alleged violations of the Clean Water Act occurred ...

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