Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Some Wins for the Environment

In March 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Omnibus Bill into law. At $1.3 trillion in total spending, it’s the largest omnibus funding bill in U.S. history. Plenty of topics were covered in the...

EPA Plans to Kick N.J. Superfund Site Cleanup Into High Gear

Companies that dumped toxic waste at EPA Superfund sites in New Jersey will finally be held accountable for their actions, according to administrator Scott Pruitt. During a March 2018 news conference, he cited a lack of urgency, not funding, as the reason little...

Nebraska Awarded Nearly $1.3 Million in EPA Funding

Nebraska just got a major cash infusion from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In January, EPA Region 7 announced it had awarded nearly $1.3 million to fund critical public health and environmental projects in the state. The money will be allocated across...

EPA Funds Grants For New Clean Air Projects in California

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has awarded nearly $7.1 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants to California, in an effort to reduce pollution from trucks, buses, agricultural equipment, and other large diesel...

EPA Shares Annual Toxics Release Inventory Report & Analysis

The 2016 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis is now live. Conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this annual report is available to the public, allowing you to see firsthand that industrial facilities are working to lower their...

EPA Announces Plan to Expand Scope of Hudson River Cleanup Probe

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed plans to coordinate with the State of New York to study roughly 1,800 sediment samples from the Upper Hudson River, collected in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation...