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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the US federal government, which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy. EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank.

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

A Measure of Relief from the EPA…for Now

It’s been announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.

Last August, EPA issued updated guidelines for existing landfills, as well as standards for newly built, modified, or reconstructed

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

Carries message from the President that the war on coal is over and highlights pro-environment, pro-energy independence agenda at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with the Congressional Coal Caucus on Monday and carried with him the message from President Donald Trump that the war on coal is over. Additionally,

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

Martin Kropelnicki testified today on behalf of The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment.

In his written testimony submitted for the hearing entitled “Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management,

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and municipalities have begun promulgating laws concerning how rainwater may (or may not)

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EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

WASHINGTON – EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) today to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 “Clean Water Rule.” The site replaces the website developed for the 2015 rulemaking process.

“EPA is restoring

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

WASHINGTON – EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) today to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 “Clean Water Rule.” The site replaces the website developed for the 2015 rulemaking process.

“EPA is restoring

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is extremely important to our health and wellbeing. The Environmental Protection Agency named IAQ as one of the top five environmental health risks because improvements in energy efficient construction materials have led to reduced air circulation indoors—and that can cause a

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