Only Four Countries Commercially Produce Shale Gas and Tight Oil
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released an analysis on shale gas and tight oil production data throughout the world



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November Coal Refuse Pile Finally Extinguished
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that a coal refuse pile fire that was discovered in November 2014 has been extinguished in Pennsylvania.



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Update on the West Virginia Oil Tanker Derailment
Progress continues with restoring the environment and repairing the rail transportation system after the West Virginia oil tanker derailment.



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Pennsylvania DEP Seeks Transparency With Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a newly formed Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC).



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Innovative International Air Quality Program Launched
Secretary of State John Kerry and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a new air quality partnership between the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



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National Ground Water Association Part of EPA Grant Team
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is a part of a team selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help private well owners in America.



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American Water Works Association Announces Opening of First International Office
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the establishment of AWWAIndia, its first international office in India.



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Motor Vehicle Industry and EPA Sign on Copper-Free Brake Initiative
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the automotive industry, and the states have signed an agreement to reduce the use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads.



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Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for 2015-16 Academic Year
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) has announced that scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year are now available. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EST.



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Two New Leaders Appointed to American Public Works Association’s Center for Sustainability
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the appointment of two new leaders to the association’s Center for Sustainability.



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Three Affiliates of Shell Oil Company Settle Over Clean Air Act Violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations.



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South Carolina Woman Sentenced for Extensive Bank Fraud and Storing Hazardous Wastes
The owner of American Screw and Rivet Corporation (ASR) of Anderson, South Carolina, was sentenced to prison for participating in bank fraud and for storing hazardous wastes without a permit.



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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunity for Transformational Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015.



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2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence Deadline Announced
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting Pennsylvania individuals and organizations to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.



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Second Part of Webinar Series Featuring Advanced Pressure Measurement Techniques
The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Premier Strategic Partner for calibration will co-host a free web seminar on February 19, 2015, that will focus on advanced pressure measurement techniques and calibration using best practices.



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New York City DEP Announces Completion of Innovative Stormwater Management Projects
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) have announced the completion of two water and sewer infrastructure upgrade projects in two Staten Island neighborhoods.



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One Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Successfully Injected and Stored Underground
As part of President Obama’s energy strategy, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that its Illinois Basin-Decatur Project (IBDP) successfully captured and stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).



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Company Penalized for Delay in Reporting Sulfuric Acid Spill
Gly-Tek, Inc., a food additive formulator in Twin Falls, Idaho, has agreed to settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for spill reporting violations.



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Settlement Includes Upgrades to Sewer System Discharging Raw Sewage into Local Waterways
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the state of Arkansas have announced an agreement with the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, regarding its sewer collection and treatment system.



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EPA Providing Training on Software for Water and Wastewater Utilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a two-day, hands-on computer training course on the newly released and updated versions of two analysis tools for water and wastewater utilities.



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EPA, ADEC Finalizes Spill Cleanup After Company Fails To Complete Work
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) have finished final cleanup of a diesel spill into a salmon-bearing tributary.



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New ISA Book Guides Professionals on Wireless Field Devices
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a new book written for control engineers, process engineers, and instrumentation technicians with no experience in wireless field devices and wireless control.



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Study by Pennsylvania DEP Shows Low Risk of Radiation Exposure from Shale Drilling
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the results of its Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) Study.



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NGWA Leads Study for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is leading a study to research the effectiveness of public awareness outreach to private water well owners.



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Hydraulic Fracturing Data from 1947 to 2010 Analyzed by U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has announced the availability of two new publications that highlight historical hydraulic fracturing trends and data from 1947 to 2010, including the rapid expansion of water-intensive horizontal directional drilling.



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New Air Pollution Monitor Unveiled at U.S.-Mexico Border
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a new air pollution monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the largest land border crossing between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.



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Water Environment Research Foundation Awards Contract to Berkeley & Stanford
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University a contract to research extractive nutrient recovery technologies.



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Study Finds That Breakdown of Petroleum Can Add Arsenic to Groundwater
In a long-term field study, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that the natural breakdown of petroleum underground can lace groundwater with arsenic.



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City of Portland, Oregon, Fined for Discharging 1,500 Gallons of Raw Sewage
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has fined the City of Portland, Oregon, $9,600 for discharging raw sewage into the Willamette River.



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Air Quality Testing Around Superfund Site in Missouri Indicates Consistency with Area
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has released new data indicating that air quality around the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Missouri, is consistent with what is found elsewhere in the area.



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Presentations Sought for Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) are seeking presentations for the second annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference.



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Department of Energy Invests $60 Million to Reduce Emissions and Improve Energy Efficiency
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced nearly $60 million in funding for 22 innovative new projects.



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National Ground Water Association Announces Directors, Officers for 2015
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has announced its the 2015 national and divisional boards.



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Ohio Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation To Protect Water from Algal Blooms
Representative Marcy Kaptur and Representative Bob Latta have reintroduced legislation into the U.S. House concerning toxic algal blooms in drinking water sources.



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Football Playoff National Championship Goes Green
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the first College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and AT&T Stadium for fostering environmental sustainability with the Playoff Green program.



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To Improve Water Infrastructure and Climate Resiliency, EPA Launches Finance Center
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the launch of the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center.



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International Society of Automation Accepting Applications for Educational Scholarships
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2015 educational scholarships. The application deadline is February 15, 2015.



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Environmental Information Association 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition
The 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA) will take place on March 22-25, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.



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