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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland, CEQ Chair Mallory Highlight Offshore Wind Developments in California

    U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland, CEQ Chair Mallory Highlight Offshore Wind Developments in California with Federal, Tribal, State and Local Officials | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: August 10, 2021) Eureka, Calif. - - Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory were in Eureka, Calif., today with U.S. Representative Jared Huffman, California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas, Tribal leaders and community officials to discuss offshore wind opportunities that will create jobs and strengthen the local economy. Secretary Haaland and the group toured the Port of Humboldt Bay, the largest deepwater port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, Ore., which is being upgraded and retrofitted to meet anticipated needs of future floating offshore wind projects. The port is adjacent to an area under active evaluation by the Interior Departm...
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  • EPA, Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS

    EPA, Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army announce intent to Revise Definition of "Waters of the United States" | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release dated: June 9, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (the agencies) are announcing their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to better protect our nation’s vital water resources that support public health, environmental protection, agricultural activity, and economic growth. As described in an EPA declaration requesting remand of the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a broad array of stakeholders—including states, Tribes, local governments, scientists, and non-governmental organizations—are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies under the 2020 rule. “After reviewing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule as directed by Pre...
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior to Explore Offshore Wind Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

    U.S. Department of the Interior to Explore Offshore Wind Potential in the Gulf of Mexico | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of the Interior today announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to create thousands of jobs through the deployment of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030. “The Interior Department is committed to developing a robust and sustainable clean energy economy,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “We know that offshore wind development has the potential to create tens of thousands of good-paying, union jobs across the nation. This is an important first step to see what role the Gulf may play in this exciting frontier.” The Bureau of Ocean Energy
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  • EPA Approves Air Permit for Construction & Operation of Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approves Air Permit for Construction & Operation of Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Project | site |


    EPA says action allows work to begin on clean & renewable energy project


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release dated: May 19, 2021)

    Boston - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final Clean Air Act Outer Continental Shelf air quality permit to Vineyard Wind 1, LLC. The permit includes air pollution control requirements for the construction and operation of the 800-MW windfarm. By issuing this permit, construction can now begin on the nation's first major offshore wind project, which will be in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts. The permit regulates pollutants from "Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sources," such as jack-up barges that will construct each wind turbine and the electrical service platforms. Additionall...
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  • FedEx Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

    FedEx Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

    FedEx Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040 | site |




    Ambitious plan includes electrifying the global parcel pickup and delivery fleet and establishing the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture to advance sequestration solutions



    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: March 3, 2021) Memphis, Tenn., March 3, 2021 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), home of the world’s largest cargo airline, announced today an ambitious goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040. To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration. This includes a pledge of $100 million to Yale University to help establish the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, accelerating research into methods of carbon sequestration at scale, with an initial focus on helping to offset greenhouse gas emissions equivalent...
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  • EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales

    EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales

    EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: February 9, 2021)

    The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a “stop sale” order to Amazon.com to prevent sales on the platform of potentially dangerous or ineffective unregistered pesticides and pesticide devices making illegal and misleading claims, including multiple products that claimed to protect against viruses.

    This action adds 70 products to a June 6, 2020 EPA order which contained over 30 illegal products.

    “Unregistered pesticides in the e-commerce marketplace pose a significant and immediate health risk to consumers, children, pets, and others exposed to the products,” says Ed Kowalski, director of the Enforcement Compliance Assurance Division in EPA’s Region 10 office in Seattle. This
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency article says EPA Takes Action to Protect Scientific Integrity

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency article says EPA Takes Action to Protect Scientific Integrity | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: February 9, 2021)

    Washington (February 9, 2021) - - President Biden’s Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, which was issued on January 27, 2021, emphasizes the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to making evidence-based decisions and developing policies and programs that are guided by the best available scientific data. The memo further stipulates, “Improper political interference in the work of Federal scientists or other scientists who support the work of the Federal Government and in the communication of scientific facts undermines the welfare of the Nation, contributes to systemic inequities and injustices, and violates the trust that the public places in g
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington (January 21, 2021) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced key members of the agency’s incoming leadership team who will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and create clean energy jobs. “We are proud to join the EPA team of dedicated career professionals,” said Dan Utech, EPA’s incoming Chief of Staff. “EPA will be at the heart of President Biden’s commitment to protect public health and the environment while building a clean energy future that creates good paying jobs. We will be guided by science as we work together to achieve these goals on behalf of all Americans.” EPA’s leadership team comes with a broad range of ex...
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  • Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions

    Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: December 28, 2020) Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020— Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released the following statement: “We are proud that the EPA took this step to finalize the ICAO CO2 standard for aircraft emissions. This is vital for protecting the environment and supporting the sustainable growth of commercial aviation and the United States economy. The EPA’s standard will help tackle climate change and ensure that Boeing products will meet the same requirements as our competitors around the world. The standard is one of the essential pillars of the industry’s strategy to cut net global aviation emissions to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050. Aviation is one of only two industrial sectors that has adopted global CO2 goals, underscoring our steadfast commitment to our communities and ...
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  • EPA Issues Draft Guidance Clarifying Wastewater Permit Requirements Under Maui Decision

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Draft Guidance Clarifying Wastewater Permit Requirements Under Maui Decision | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release: December 8, 2020)

    Washington (December 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced draft guidance that clarifies how the Supreme Court’s County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund decision should be applied under the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. This guidance will help clarify when a NPDES permit is necessary under the Clean Water Act. “EPA’s guidance will address several questions that the regulated community and others have raised since the Supreme Court issued its decision earlier this year,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross. “NPDES permits are essential tools that help protect our nation’s water resources. Understandi
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