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EPA Settles Clean Water Act Violations in Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement and final order (CAFO) with Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation to resolve violations involving 820 barrels of crude oil released on Sept. 23, 2012, in Ouachita County, Ark.

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Walmart highlights efforts to benefit APEC economies

- Nearly 75,000 women empowered through training and education across APEC Economies

- Over 8,000 of Walmart's 10,900 stores located in APEC economies

- Over 1.8 million of Walmart's 2.2 million associates work in APEC economies

- 21% of energy needs globally already sourced from renewable energy

"Walmart is making strong progress in APEC markets as we continue our global growth. Many of the key priorities of the APEC forum are strikingly similar to those of Walmart. For example, supporting the economic empowerment of women, increasing the speed and efficiency in both our supply chain and our sourcing operations, adding new stores and infrastructure, playing a leadership role in food security and sustainability – these are all shared goals that are not only critical to Walmart's success, but to people, communities and entire economies alike . We believe these priorities are critical in delivering on our mission – which is to help customers save money and live better," shared Scott Price, President and CEO, Walmart Asia at the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Price also serves as Chairman of the National Center for APEC, after being elected to the post in May 2013.

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Walmart Launches Great Value LED Lightbulbs for Less Than $10 in All U.S. Stores

Energy-efficient LED lighting options now more cost-effective and accessible for consumers

Walmart today announced the launch of a Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10in all of its U.S. stores, with the goal of making LED lightbulbs more accessible and affordable for consumers. The new line will be available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com.

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Arkansas Proposes “Miles-per-Gallon” Rating for New Homes

Rules Would Provide Market-based Incentives forHome Energy Performance

One of the Southeast's perennial energy efficiency leaders — recently proposed home labeling rules that could have a game-changing impact on energy efficiency market growth in the state. Check out SEEA's press release below for more information, and be sure to share this message with your network, especially contacts in the state of Arkansas. Stay tuned for updates!

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