Newark, NJ Set to Receive $400,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants

Newark, NJ is about to become a little healthier, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency. The city is one of 144 communities chosen to receive Brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. The big news was announced in April,...

EPA Allocates $300,000 in Brownfield Grants to Springfield, Mo.

Springfield, Mo. is getting a cleanup. In April, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed it had selected 144 communities to receive Brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. A total of $54.3 million in funding will be...

EPA Taking Action to Reduce Phosphorus Nutrient Sources in Lake Erie

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is fighting back against the rapidly-expanding algae problem in Lake Erie. Released in March, the United States’ has created a domestic action plan to lower the amount of phosphorus — a nutrient that largely contributes to the...

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...