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New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it have reached an agreement with Garden Homes and its affiliated companies to settle their alleged failure to control stormwater discharges.  These failures …

Clinton Climate Initiative Partners with Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room to Advance Renewable Energy in Caribbean Island-Nations

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, today announced its official partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Carbon War Room (CWR) in promoting a transition to renewable energy and energy-efficiency so…

Mayor Lee Announces First Major Transfer of Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island From U.S. Navy to City

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City has accepted the transfer of nearly 300 acres of Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island from the U.S. Navy in anticipation of the redevelopment that will create 8,000 homes, 25 percent of them affordable, an…

Himes, Finch applaud EPA grants to clean up hazardous sites in Bridgeport area

The EPA’s Brownfields program works with states and localities by providing funds to help clean up properties that may be contaminated by hazardous substances or pollutants. In this round of funding, the EPA is distributing $600,000 to areas in the 4…

EPA provides $200K to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to advance the revitalization of Old Housing Authority Building property

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe $200K in Brownfields grant funding to clean up environmental contamination at the Old Housing Authority Building property in the center of the Lower Brule Community….

Mayor Lee Announces New Investments to Improve Quality of Life in City’s Diverse Neighborhoods

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a no-cuts budget proposal for San Francisco Public Works that retains crucial funding for resurfacing the City’s roadways and includes additional money for street cleaning, proactive tree care and new public bathrooms

SCHUMER: ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK, OPIOID ABUSE IS UP & CRIMINALS ARE STEALING Rx DRUGS, BUT DEA RECENTLY ENDED HUGELY SUCCESSFUL DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM – SCHUMER URGES DEA TO REVERSE DECISION & REINSTITUTE NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAYS, WHICH SAFELY COLLECTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF Rx DRUGS & HELPED SAVE LIVES

On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to immediately reverse the agency’s decision to discontinue their semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days. The DEA Take-B…

NYC Housing Development Corporation To Introduce Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds

Subject to Board approval, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) expects to price its inaugural Sustainable Neighborhood Bonds transaction under its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds program during the week of June 15, 2015. Building…

Congresswoman Johnson Releases a Statement on New Clean Water Rules

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released a statement following a new clean water rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that clarifies which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act

Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule Continues Assault on Nation’s Farmers

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the Obama Administration finalized its Clean Water Act Waters of the United States Rule.

New Home Purchase Made Possible by HELP Grant That Covers Down Payment

Lora and Michael Gallion were lifelong renters and living on a fixed income. The only houses the couple could afford were run-down spaces that were almost uninhabitable.

Lee Says Latest EPA Power Grap Threatens Utah’s Economy

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the United States rule.

NYSERDA Announces Energy and Cost-Saving Projects Throughout North Country Under Reforming the Energy Vision

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the launch of eight projects throughout the North Country that will serve as innovative models that decrease energy costs, create jobs, reduce waste or generate clea…

THOMPSON, GARAMENDI ANNOUNCE $467,000 BROWNFIELDS EPA GRANT TO SOLANO COUNTY WATER AGENCY

U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and John Garamendi (CA-3) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, a…

Minnesota Receives $38 Million in Federal Grants for Veterans Homes

Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will receive a federal grant totaling $38 million for the construction of a skilled care nursing facility, and infrastructure tying the existing and future co…

TRANSFER EXPERIMENT AT KAWAI NUI MARSH TO MONITOR WATER QUALITY Part of DLNR Planning Study

An experiment utilizing a siphon to transfer water from one side of the levee at Kawai Nui Marsh on Windward Oahu, to the other and gather data on the environmental impacts of this action is part of the planning study being conducted by DLNR and their …

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Celebrates NeighborWorks Week beginning June 6

Elementary school students will bring a meal to share with seniors living at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing properties in Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles and Santa Maria as part of NeighborWorks Week, a celebration that brings together affordable housing organi…

City of Bogalusa receives $400,000 EPA Brownfields Redevelopment Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the City of Bogalusa as a recipient of $400,000 to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties in the local community. EPA recently awarded $54.3 million in investments grants to…

Rep. Richmond Expresses Support for HANO’s Redevelopment Strategy

After a second meeting with HANO Director Greg Fortner in New Orleans to discuss the HANO Scattered Sites Strategy, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) released the following Statement

Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis to Receive EPA Brownfields Grants to Help toward Cleanup of Contaminated Properties

EPA has selected the communities of Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis to receive a total of $900,000 in grants from the Agency’s Brownfields Program to assist with the environmental assessments of contaminated brownfields properties, a key step in pavi…