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ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to pass strong new regulations on oil dispersants

EARTHJUSTICE ACTION ALERT: Almost 2 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants were dumped in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 BP drilling disaster, to ”clean up“ the oil spill. Yet five years later, it’s clear that the chemicals didn’t get rid of the oil. Instead, they pushed much of it down under the surface, […]

August 14, 2014
EPA water quality standards and methods related to bacteria in marine waters are evolving

  In 2012, EPA modified its recommended Recreational Water Quality Criteria. In 2013, EPA updated its beach sanitary survey manual. In 2013, EPA developed a rapid microbiological method for ambient waters. Currently, EPA is revising National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria for Grants. Comments are due May 28, 2014. Later in 2014, a public […]

EPA gives Florida edict on emissions

The federal government is proposing that Florida cut its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 38 percent by the year 2030.   Ledyard King and Maureen Groppe, June 3, 2014.   WASHINGTON – Florida's power plants would have to significantly reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 2030, under a proposal the Obama administration […]

NEWS BRIEF: EPA Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

  CONTACT: George Hull [email protected] 202-564-0790 Release date: June 30, 2014 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate.  The policy commits the Agency to work with states, tribes, and local […]

April 16, 2014
Federal judge signs agreement for $1.6 billion in Miami-Dade sewer repairs – Miami-Dade –

Federal judge signs agreement for $1.6 billion in Miami-Dade sewer repairs – Miami-Dade – By Patricia Mazzei [email protected] Years in the making, a legal agreement is finally in place requiring Miami-Dade County to make $1.6 billion in repairs over the next 15 years to its decaying sewer system. A Miami federal judge has signed […]

OP-ED: Time for the Southeast to Act on Climate this Earth Day

By Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Southeast will join the rest of the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the […]

March 14, 2014
UPDATE: Majuro coral mining

Coral Ecologist  to be prosecuted for "criminal trespass" for a snorkel survey done in August 2012 Sad update to the Dr. Dean Jacobson’s fight to stop dredging of beautiful reefs in Majuro, Marshall Islands. This destructive coral mining is funded by the United States FAA for expansion of the airport. Near-shore lagoon coral reefs  being […]

EPA Releases Climate Assessment Update to National Stormwater Calculator

January 30, 2014   WASHINGTON –Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released phase II of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package. The updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability scenarios. The calculator, a part of President Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan, is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of stormwater […]

January 30, 2014
NRDC Action Alert: EPA Starts New Year with Climate Action: Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants Published for Public Comment

Posted January 7, 2014.David Doniger’s Blog. NRDC The Environmental Protection Agency is taking another step forward Wednesday to carry out President Obama’s ambitious Climate Action Plan announced last June.  EPA’s proposed standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from new power plants will be published here in the government’s official newspaper, the Federal Register, kicking off […]