Environmental Protection Agency http://wwno.org en EPA Tightens Reporting Standards For Refinery, Chemical Plant Emissions http://wwno.org/post/epa-tightens-reporting-standards-refinery-chemical-plant-emissions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. </span><a href="http://epa.gov" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has settled a lawsuit on measuring toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. The move comes after complaints by community groups in Texas and Louisiana.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54848 at http://wwno.org Southern University at Shreveport's EPA program is pipeline to jobs http://wwno.org/post/southern-university-shreveports-epa-program-pipeline-jobs More than a dozen people in Shreveport have started a job training program this week made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It could lead to a full-time job next month. Southern University at Shreveport is administering the grant that provides environmental health and safety training certifications. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:23:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 47565 at http://wwno.org Rebuilding Together And EPA Helping Algiers Family http://wwno.org/post/rebuilding-together-and-epa-helping-algiers-family <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Algiers family will be getting free high-end energy-efficient appliances installed tomorrow by the nonprofit <a href="http://www.rtno.org/" target="_blank">Rebuilding Together</a>. The project managed to sidestep a government shutdown and Tropical Storm Karen.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 45232 at http://wwno.org State Officials Deny EPA Violation Claim http://wwno.org/post/state-officials-deny-epa-violation-claim <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State environmental quality officials say they followed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's instructions on submitting a plan to reduce ozone, but they are unsure why Louisiana was included on a list of states that failed to do so.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26644 at http://wwno.org EPA Temporarily Halts New Federal Contracts For BP http://wwno.org/post/epa-temporarily-halts-new-federal-contracts-bp Citing a "lack of business integrity," the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was temporarily suspending the oil giant BP from entering into new contracts with the federal government.<p><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/2AAF1C1DC80C969885257ABF006DAFB0">In a press release</a>, the EPA said BP demonstrated the lack of integrity during the Deepwater Horizon "blowout, explosion, oil spill and response." This kind of suspension, the EPA explained, is "standard practice when a responsibility question is raised by action in a criminal case."<p>Earlier this month, <a href= Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:37:00 +0000 editor 24164 at http://wwno.org EPA awards $17M grant to La. for water systems http://wwno.org/post/epa-awards-17m-grant-la-water-systems <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana is receiving a $17 million federal grant for improvements to public drinking water systems.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the funding Thursday.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:36:38 +0000 The Associated Press 18440 at http://wwno.org Vitter: EPA gives La grant to help fight dead zone http://wwno.org/post/vitter-epa-gives-la-grant-help-fight-dead-zone <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award a $100,000 grant to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to help fight the Gulf of Mexico&#39;s &quot;dead zone.&quot;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:54:58 +0000 The Associated Press 17414 at http://wwno.org Two Environmental Groups Asking For Federal Takeover Of State Department of Environmental Quality http://wwno.org/post/two-environmental-groups-asking-federal-takeover-state-department-environmental-quality <p>Two environmental groups are asking the federal government to take over the state Department of Environmental Quality. The request is sparked by four accidents over the past two months. Thu, 17 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 11279 at http://wwno.org