Environmental Protection Agency

Arkansas

Low-income communities priority for Arkansas’ $93.6 million federal solar grant • Arkansas Advocate

A partnership between an Arkansas renewable energy nonprofit and a multi-state organization that helps economically disadvantaged communities will use nearly $94 million in federal funds to help low-income families acquire solar power. Arkansas was one of many states chosen to receive the federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $7 billion Solar for All program, […]

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City Council

City council’s approval of NAH proposal deemed ‘short-sighted’ | #citycouncil

It is difficult to understand how our members of city council could approve the NAH proposal. This seems short-sighted and narrow-minded. This billion dollar project does not come even close to meeting the city’s plan for carbon neutrality by 2030. Token mentions of some solar panels, a few charging stations for EVs and no LEED […]

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City Council

City council called on to put funds toward bike safety | #citycouncil

Gift this article Share this article paywall-free. An open letter to the mayor, vice mayor and Council: Thank you for your unanimous direction to city staff to prioritize funding for a few basic bike projects, namely: the (complete) construction of the Butler Pilot elevation, and the construction of two (dangerous) protected intersections — (Butler/Beaver and […]

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Arkansas

Court sides with Arkansas on air pollution plan blocked by EPA

A federal appeals court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from turning down Arkansas’s proposed plan for “good neighbor” air pollution rules. In a single-page ruling Thursday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the EPA’s rejection of Arkansas’ plan, which is required under the Clean Air Act to ensure states’ ozone emissions do not pollute […]

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Alaska

EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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Mayor

Houston mayor: Chemicals in soil in Fifth Ward will change cleanup plans

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said a plan submitted to Texas environmental regulators to remediate legacy rail yard contamination in a north Houston neighborhood won’t be sufficient after the city’s health department found toxic chemicals in […]

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