EPA Celebrates Inaugural Environmental Justice Academy Graduation

During a ceremony Saturday at Kennesaw State University, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored 21 graduates from five Southeastern states in the inaugural class of the Environmental Justice Academy. The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in depth leadership development program. EPA provided the nine-month environmental justice training program to cultivate skills participants can use to identify and[...]

EPA Strengthens Energy Star Requirements for New Appliances

  In the market for new appliances? We have some great news! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened their Energy Star requirements for refrigerators and freezers, and the new rules will go into effect on September 15, 2014. Why’s this good? Well, the new standards agreed upon by the EPA will mean Energy Star certified refrigerators and freezers will use at[...]

NAHB Concerned About Lead Paint Regulations

In response to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) and affiliated trade group’s concerns new legislation was recently introduced by Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of original co-sponsors to make much-needed improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Repair, Renovation and Painting (LRRP) rule. The H.R. 5911, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of[...]