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  • EBI Invites Nominations For 2016 Business Achievement Awards

    Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and sister publication Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) are inviting nominations for the annual EBJ-CCBJ Awards. The awards are open to all companies in the environmental industry and climate change industry, including those in environmental consulting & engineering, water/wastewater, air pollution control, resource recovery, solid waste, hazardous ...

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • Clean air and air permitting milestones

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all ‘flexible permit’ companies in Texas have agreed to apply for approved air permits, helping to achieve clean air in the state and providing for regulatory certainty. In September 2010, EPA notified all of the 136 ‘flexible permit’ companies that they needed to seek Clean Air Act compliant permits ...

  • Clean air - It does matter

    The venerable magazine The Economist posed an interesting observation recently that any attempt to put an economic value on fresh air, clean water or tropical rainforests can offend the delicate sensibilities of those who argue that the conservation of nature is a moral duty. Yet although the best things in life appear to be free, that does not mean they are without financial value. It simply ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CPI and the Clean Air Act

    CPI was incorporated in 1969. Just a year later the Clean Air Act (CAA) was implemented. CPI is proud to have contrubuted to lower ozone, carbon monoxider, nitrogen dioxide and now greenhouse gas emissions. Check this link for more information from the EPA:  ...

  • How clean is Europe’s air?

    Particulate matter and ground-level ozone remain important air pollutants in Europe. Despite improvements due to EU legislation, they continue to have a heavy toll on human health especially in southern and eastern Europe. Two reports released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shed light on Europe’s air quality. One in four Europeans endured many days of frequent and high ...

  • Hyundai`s clean air commitment

    As part of its environmental goal to help clean the air we breathe today and into the future, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced the Clean Air Commitment - a financial top-up of up to $1,000 on the federal government’s scrappage program whose aim is to get the oldest, worst-polluting vehicles off the road and encourage Canadians to select more sustainable transportation alternatives. While ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beijing game for clean air challenge

    With the Olympic Games in sight, the Chinese Government is committed to improving the air quality in Beijing, and has had measures in place since 1998 which have already made a difference. However, there is still some way to go to meet national air quality standards in the Chinese capital, according to Professor Wang Wen-Xing and his team from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental ...


    By Springer

  • Canada invests in clean air solutions

    Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced an additional $10 million contribution to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and a $2.5 million contribution to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The announcement was made prior to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate where representatives of 17 major economies are scheduled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tackling the global clean air challenge

    In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO. The information includes data from nearly 1100 cities across 91 countries, including capital cities and cities with more than 100 000 residents. Compared to 90 other countries, Canada tied for third with Australia following ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean air advocates sue feds to save clean trucks

    The Federal Maritime Commission violated environmental laws when it attempted last month to block clean truck programs at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a lawsuit filed today in California federal court by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club and the Coalition for Clean Air. The programs, which went into effect October 1, will protect millions of ...

  • Safeway to pay $600K fine for clean air violations

    Grocery retailer Safeway, Inc. will pay $600,000 and has agreed to a nationwide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration equipment at its 659 U.S. stores under terms of a settlement releasedWednesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice said the settlement with the Pleasanton, Calif.-based retailer ...


    By Associated Press

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • EPA proposes new clean air standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed nationwide clean air standards to address a range of hazardous air pollutants discharged from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers, process heaters, and solid waste incinerators. EPA estimates the standards would prevent between 2,000 and 5,000 premature deaths and about 36,000 asthma attacks each year. "EPA"s proposal ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Clean Air Awards Go To Wide Array of Winners

    (Washington, D.C. - May 9, 2007) Excellence in air quality is the tie that binds an Oklahoma tribe, a Texas Judge and a New York company that makes demolition hammers. They are among the 13 businesses, organizations and individuals, chosen from 75 applicants around the country, receiving EPA's 7th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards tonight in Washington, D.C., for outstanding accomplishments in ...

  • House Panel Weakens Protections for Clean Air, Water

    The House Appropriations Interior and Environment Committee today pushed through a flawed spending bill that would seriously undermine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect the public from breathing dirty air and drinking polluted water. The following is a statement from Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • GreenRoad™ Helps Cities Meet Clean Air Objectives

    GreenRoad, the leader in driving performance and safety management, today announced a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in fleets by tackling a major root cause: driving performance. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the Clean ...


    By PRWeb

  • EPA recognizes innovation in clean air projects

    A gardening tool that runs on propane, a climate education program that engages students and teachers in strategies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions at school, and a Tribe’s smoke management program are just three of the winners of EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Awards. For the ninth year, EPA is honoring 15 recipients from across the United States for their environmental achievements in ...

  • Clearing the Northwest’s air with clean diesel technology

    Clean diesel technology is coming to the Northwest thanks to nearly $3.9 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants for advanced diesel and heat recovery technology. Dennis McLerran, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10, highlighted the grants at an event in Portland, Oregon showcasing the Northwest states’ grant recipients. The grants are funded under the Diesel Emissions ...

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