environmental planning News

  • Climate Change and the Environment

    Protecting the environment is important. Across the world, the effects of climate change are being felt and everything around us is slowly changing. Since the 1950s, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has grown drastically. As the number of people living in our world increases, there are more demands for energy supplies, food and space. Our blog at ...


    By NP Solar

  • Conservationists Set Sights on Protecting California Environmental Quality Act in 2013 Legislative Session

      DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, the Planning and Conservation League and PCL Foundation held their annual legislative symposium to educate conservation advocates, grassroots activists, and attorneys about California's most pressing legislative environmental issues. In light of ongoing efforts by business and development interests – including some in the ...

  • Canada’s chemicals plan

    OTTAWA (GLOBE-Net) – The federal government has announced a plan to manage toxic chemicals in Canada. Over $300 million has been committed over four years to implement new legislation and to reduce health and environmental risks from hazardous substances. Particularly risky substances, many of which are found in everyday household products, may be removed from the marketplace. The environmental ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA announces $3 million in environmental job training grants

    Today at the Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus announced that EPA is awarding $3 million to 15 grantees through the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The grants will recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their ...

  • China approves US$2bn environmental monitoring and supervision plan

    To ensure the achievement of the environmental protection target of the “11th Five-Year Plan”, Ministry of Environmental Protection has developed the“11th Five-Year Plan for the Building of National Capacity in Environmental Supervision” (hereinafter referred to as the Plan). NDRC and Ministry of Finance jointly approved and printed out and distributed the document across the country in the name ...

  • China approves US$1.1bn environmental monitoring programme

    To ensure the achievement of the environmental protection target of the “11th Five-Year Plan”, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has developed the “11th Five-Year Plan for the Building of National Capacity in Environmental Supervision” (hereinafter referred to as the Plan). NDRC and Ministry of Finance jointly approved and printed out and distributed the document across the country ...

  • EPA announces BPA action plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its action plan on bisphenol A (BPA). In its press release, EPA states that the BPA action plan 'focuses on the environmental impacts of BPA and will look to add BPA to EPA's list of chemicals of concern and require testing related to environmental effects.' EPA notes that, in January 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental standards for eco towns lead the way

    The Environment Agency has today welcomed the high environmental standards proposed in the draft planning guidance for eco town developments. The draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS), published today for public consultation by Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), includes environmental standards to ensure a variety of water management, flood risk and environmental protection ...

  • Department of the Interior Awards EMPSi Environmental Contract

    San Francisco – April 17, 2012 -- Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi) announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide environmental support to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other Department of the Interior bureaus.  The contract, valued at up to $9M, will extend for up to five years. Under the contract EMPSi will provide a variety of ...

  • Government business plans published

    Business plans setting out the work of the Government departments over the next four years have been published. The departments are to produce monthly progress reports against these plans. The public can also track progress via an online searchable database which has been launched alongside information such as departmental structures and salaries and ministerial meetings. Information on ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EPA Issues Policy Supporting Tribal and Indigenous Communities

    Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, reinforcing the agency’s commitment to work with tribes on a government-to-government basis when issues of environmental justice arise. “All tribal and indigenous communities deserve environmental ...

  • Commission asks Belgium and Portugal to comply with EU legislation on strategic environmental assessments

    The European Commission is urging Belgium and Portugal to adopt measures to implement EU legislation on assessing the effects of plans and programmes on the environment. The existing legislation on strategic environmental assessments in Belgium and Portugal contains a number of shortcomings. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the Commission is therefore sending ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Report on environmental noise directive published

    Commenting on new reports benchmarking progress on noise management in Europe, Environmental Protection UK is calling for the impacts of noise to be properly taken into account in all planning and transport decisions. The reports, which were commissioned by the EU, provide an examination of implementation to date of the Environmental Noise Directive and recommend the most cost effective measures ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EPA lays out five-year plan on agency priorities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2011 to 2015 strategic plan, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission and Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priorities. This plan presents five strategic goals for advancing the agency’s environmental and human-health mission, accompanied by five cross-cutting fundamental strategies that ...

  • Environmental assessment of industrial clusters

    Critically polluted industrial areas are not just an environmental challenge, but they are a public health challenges. 85% of big industrial clusters in India are health hazards as air, water and land pollution levels are not fit for human habitants.  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released a study Criteria for Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Industrial Clusters ranking the ...

  • EPA Seeks Public Comments on Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda Framework

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public comment on the draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) framework, the EPA's next overarching strategic plan for environmental justice. EJ 2020 is a strategy to advance environmental justice through EPA’s programs, policies and activities, and will support the cross-agency strategy on making a visible difference in ...

  • High expectations associated with region 4 environmental justice conference

    Armed with high expectations and concern for their local communities, more than 300 people descended on the recent Environmental Justice Conference hosted by the regional office of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 16-17 in Atlanta. The conference served as a forum designed to help attendees learn about tangible solutions to address environmental, social, and health impacts ...

  • Local government regulation launch planning guides

    Local Government Regulation has published two guides, designed to cut through the wealth of environmental and planning jargon to provide officers with a clear overview of the key legislation that shapes the work of both professions. Local Government Regulation's 'Guide to Environmental Regulation' provides planning officers with an introduction to the aims, and links to the planning system, of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • US Bureau of Reclamation Awards EMPSi $4.28 Million Contract for Environmental Services

    Environmental Management Planning Services, Inc. (EMPSi) has been awarded a $4.28 million contract by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) for support services associated with the development of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. “We are honored to partner ...

  • EPA releases strategy to protect people’s health and the environment in communities overburdened by pollution

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of Plan EJ 2014, a three-year, comprehensive plan to advance environmental justice efforts in nine areas, including rulemaking, permitting, enforcement, and science. Plan EJ 2014 aims to protect people’s health in communities overburdened by pollution, to empower communities to take action to improve their health and ...

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