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Stricter EPA Soot Standards Could Put Transportation Projects In Jeopardy

By Mark S. Kuhar

Stricter standards for particulate matter (PM) or soot proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could endanger transportation improvements by placing federal highway funds in jeopardy, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told members of Congress.

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EPA Releases Guidance on Fuel Availability Provisions for Ships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifying how the U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along the coast. Sulfur pollution has been linked to respiratory illnesses, particularly in at-risk populations including children, the elderly and asthmatics, according to EPA.

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McLanahan Corp. Forms Environmental Division

By Mark S. Kuhar

McLanahan Corp. announced it has added a seventh division to the corporation. The newly formed Environmental Division is focused on “creating better solutions for a better future,” according to the company.

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Cleveland to Host Great Lakes Week in 2012

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs in the U.S. and Canada, and annually generates $14.1 billion in salary and wages, $33.5 billion in business revenue, and $4.6 billion in federal, state/provincial and local taxes.

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Holcim (US) agrees to pay EPA penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a Combined Complaint and Consent Agreement (CCCA) with Holcim (US) Inc. (Holcim) in response to alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its limestone and silica quarry and Portland cement plant located in Florence, Colo.

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