air emissions

Ohio EPA Launches Air Emissions Banking System

Ohio EPA Launches Air Emissions Banking System

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – The Ohio EPA has introduced a new online voluntary air emissions credit banking system to make it easier for companies to build or expand in Ohio counties that cannot meet federal air quality standards. Currently, 32 out of Ohio’s 88 counties do not meet federal standards for particulate…

Clean Air Awards Honor Ports, Tug, Tribe, Performing Arts

Clean Air Awards Honor Ports, Tug, Tribe, Performing Arts

WASHINGTON, DC, May 29, 2008 (ENS) – Two of the largest U.S. ports are among 11 winners of this year’s U.S. EPA Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring innovative efforts that make progress in achieving cleaner air. “This year’s Clean Air Excellence Award winners’ dedication to creating a cleaner tomorrow is truly a breath of fresh…

Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

Love Field Airport in Dallas Cuts Harmful Chemicals

DALLAS, Texas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – After eliminating 4,000 pounds of harmful chemicals, the management of Dallas Love Field airport is pledging to reduce 1,000 additional pounds as part of a national program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The airport plans to reduce 1,000 pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, as part of…

Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

Millionth Mercury Switch Recovered from Junked Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – A national program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone – one million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among EPA, automobile manufacturers, steel…

Onondaga Lake at Risk from Auto Metal Shredder

Onondaga Lake at Risk from Auto Metal Shredder

SYRACUSE, New York, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – A Syracuse company has agreed to pay a $150,000 fine and upgrade its practices to resolve alleged violations regarding solid waste, stormwater runoff and air emissions, and to ensure that contaminated material does not flow into Onondaga Lake, says the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.…