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...