National Safety Council Releases Traffic Fatality Estimates for Holiday Periods
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released its traffic fatality estimates for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holiday periods.



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Fuel Storage Facility Settles With EPA After Violating Spill Prevention Rules
NANA Oilfield Services, Inc. has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after violating federal oil spill prevention and response rules.



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WIFIA Funding Approved by Congressional Panel
A U.S. House-Senate conference committee approved funding to set up the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for the 2015 fiscal year.



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Registration for Geosynthetics 2015 Open
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced open registration for the Geosynthetics Conference 2015, taking place on February 15-18, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.



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EPA Approves Iowa’s Plan for Reducing Emissions in County’s Air
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Iowa’s state implementation plan (SIP) to reduce fine particle emissions in Muscatine County.



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Pennsylvania Residents Living Near Little Blue Run Invited to Washington, D.C.
The Obama Administration has invited local residents and officials in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, to travel to Washington, D.C. to discuss their experiences with living next to the largest coal ash impoundment in the United States.



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Call for Innovative Wastewater Technologies for Resource Recovery Forum
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) are seeking presentations on new wastewater treatment technologies to be featured at a Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Technology Scan.



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Florida Governor Submits Five Water Restoration Proposals for Funding
Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that five proposals for 20 projects totaling $77 million were submitted to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for funding.



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Oil Facility Resolves Violations of Spill Prevention Laws
According to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Delta Western, Inc. has resolved violations of federal oil spill prevention laws.



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EPA Announces New Proposal for Ground-Level Ozone
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposal to strengthen National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone.



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A&WMA Announces Opportunities for Environmental Students
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has announced the deadline for student scholarships, awards, and the Annual Conference poster competition.



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Four Water Organizations Submit Joint Comment on Clean Water Act Definitions
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has joined three other water organizations in submitting comments on a Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule.



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Pittcon 2015 Mobile App Available to Download
The official conference and exposition mobile app for Pittcon 2015 is now available to download.



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California Public Utilities Commission Fines Utility Over Natural Gas Explosion
The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Safety and Enforcement Division (SED) has fined PG&E Corporation’s main subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, $10.85 million for a natural gas explosion.



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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Responds to Gulf of Mexico Platform Explosion
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it has responded to an explosion at an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 12 miles off of the coast of Louisiana.



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United States to Commit $3 Billion to Global Climate Fund
The White House has announced that the United States will contribute $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries cope with effects of climate change.



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National Ground Water Association Awards Essential Management Solutions for Outstanding Groundwater Project
Essential Management Solutions LLC of Evergreen, Colorado, has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) for remediating trichloroethylene (TCE) at the former Herington Army Airfield in Herington, Kansas.



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Air & Waste Management Association Announces Nominations for Exceptional Education Contributor Award
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has announced open nominations for its third annual award for the “2015 Exceptional Education Contributor.”



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National Safety Council Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Estimates, Tips for Safe Travel
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there may be 418 traffic fatalities and 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention.



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Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Awarded Funds to Improve Drinking Water Systems
Through U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), the EPA has awarded $14,226,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).



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Duke Energy Submits Coal Ash Excavation Plans for its North Carolina Power Plants
Duke Energy has announced that it has submitted detailed coal ash excavation plans to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) concerning its North Carolina power plants.



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U.S. Geological Survey Report Notes Freshwater Use at Lowest Levels in 45 Years
According to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, freshwater use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years.



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National Ground Water Association Welcomes Delegation of Korean Groundwater Professionals
A delegation of groundwater professionals from Korea visited the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) headquarters in order to learn more about national groundwater monitoring networks.



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Cheyenne, Wyoming, Refinery Agrees to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act and More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Frontier Refining has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).



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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Florida’s Complaint Against Georgia
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review Florida’s suit concerning Georgia’s overconsumption of water.



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INDA and North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute Announce Joint Series of Courses
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) have announced a new jointly organized series of nonwovens short courses starting in January 2015.



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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Announces Water Quality Trading Policy Forums
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting stakeholders and interested members of the public to participate in three policy forums on water quality trading in Oregon: Thursday, December 4, 2014; Thursday, January 29, 2015; and Thursday, March 5, 2015.



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Power-Gen International to be Held December 9-11, 2014, in Orlando
With 200 industry experts and 40 conference sessions, Power-Gen International will focus on the trends, technologies, and issues facing the generation sector. It will be held December 9-11, 2014, at Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida.



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Solid Waste Association of North America Celebrates America Recycles Day with Free Webinar
On November 15, 2014, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is celebrating America Recycles Day by offering a free two-part Zero Waste event planning webinar.



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NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual in Las Vegas, December 9-12, 2014
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting will be taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, on December 9-12, 2014.



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