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Scott Pruitt Is Out As EPA Head

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on July 5 after a growing chorus called for his resignation amidst allegations that tainted his tenure. The allegations included having a top aide help with personal matters, including apartment hunting, family vacation planning, and finding him a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel. Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to spend $3 million…

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Coalition Calls on White House to Institute Strong Coal Ash Disposal Regulations

A coalition of 120 organizations has sent a letter to the White House requesting the first-ever federal regulations governing coal ash disposal be strong and comprehensive. The EPA is expected to issue a final proposed rule by December 19.

EPA Tackles Air Pollution with New Cleaner Fuels Rule

Taking a systems approach to tackle the problem of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA’s new Tier 3 motor vehicle emissions rule reduces the sulfur content of fuels for passenger cars and trucks, which in turn will improve human and environmental health and sustainability by cutting down on a range of pollutants.

Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference highlights the benefits of the green economy

EPA Leader McCarthy Talks Good Jobs, Green Jobs at D.C. Conference

Ms. McCarthy is making a strong, positive, ethical statement about President Obama’s climate action plan and support for clean energy at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in the nation’s capitol today.

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EPA Reports to Congress on National Safe Drinking Water Needs

Public water systems across the nation require some $384.2 billion over the next 20 years to assure the provision of safe drinking water, according to the EPA. The EPA’s “Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs and Assessment: Fifth Report to Congress” is its most comprehensive since 1997, when an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act required the EPA to conduct national surveys every four years.

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Fallen Nearly 7 Percent Below 2005 Levels

US GHG emissions fell 1.6% in 2011 and are down 6.9% since 2005, according to the EPA’s 2013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The longer term trend is still upward, however, with total US GHG emissions having increased an average 0.4% per annum since 1990.

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Obama Forges Ahead on Clean Energy, Launches Industry Energy Efficiency, Advanced Solar Energy Research Initiatives

The President and his administration launched new initiatives aimed at boosting industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power, as well as public-private research partnerships to develop advanced solar PV and CSP technologies.