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EPA and Arkansas take action on air toxics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $503,071 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities.

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EPA awards Van Buren, Ark. Teacher with Presidential Innovation Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Jolie Hobbs of King Elementary School in Van Buren, Ark. with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). She was honored today at a ceremony at the White House for teachers and students from across the nation for their work to promote environmental education and stewardship.

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Arkansas Kroger Stores Compete in EPA’s Sixth Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

Dozens of markets and warehouses race to save energy, water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings. Kroger supermarkets and warehouses across Arkansas are among the groups fielding 6,500 buildings nationwide in head-to-head competition to reduce their energy and water use. Company stores in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will also participate. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020, the competition specifically targets wasted energy in commercial buildings and motivates organizations to improve energy efficiency, reduce harmful carbon pollution, and save money.

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Alternative Transportation comes to Fayetteville, Arkansas

SUMO (aka Sustainable Urban Mobility) has launched a carshare and dealership based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. SUMO sells Low-speed Electric Vehicles (LEVs) and shares a fleet of LEVs among its members. SUMO is the first carshare and dealership in the Western Hemisphere focused solely on sharing and selling LEVs.

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Conway, Ark., Receives EPA Investment Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the city of Conway, Ark., is one of 146 communities across the country to be awarded a total of $54.3 million in investment grants. These grants will provide communities with funding to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. The city will receive $200,000 for hazardous waste site assessment.

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