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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 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 announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results reflecting a focus on large cases driving industry compliance and that have a high impact on protecting public health and the environment. “By taking on large, high impact enforcement cases, EPA is helping to level the playing ...

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 ...

Innovative Leaking Oil Tank` Bio Remediation` Technology Restores Contaminated NJ Properties.

by Environmental Systems  (Oct. 25, 2014)

Remediation of gasoline or heating oil contaminated soil or ground water typically was a expensive proposition. Many property owners that lacked proper remediation funding were forced to abandon their sites or close them until funding allowed for remediation. Environmental Systems has developed special patent pending Bio-Remediation Technology ...

Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 24, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore ...

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