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EPA invests $30 million to reduce diesel pollution

Last week EPA awarded $30 million in funding to diesel clean-up projects across the nation through the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA).  The program has invested in more than 500 diesel clean-up projects since it began in 2008, reducing hundreds of thousands of tons of air pollution and saving millions of gallons of fuel.   It is especially exciting to see these smart investments continue since DERA has seen threats to its funding in these lean economic times.

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United Fresh Foundation Kicks off Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools Campaign

United Fresh Leaders Establish Goal of 350 Salad Bars

The United Fresh Foundation is proud to announce Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools, a campaign to donate salad bars to 350 California schools at the United Fresh 2013 convention in San Diego. United Fresh members are encouraged to support the charitable commitment that will culminate in a milestone donation.

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Updated State Fruit and Vegetable Profiles Now Available

United’s Exclusive Reports Show Impact of Produce Industry on Health and Economy of all 50 States and District of Columbia

The fresh fruit and vegetable industry has a profound effect on all 50 states, according to updated state profiles released by United Fresh and provided to Congress at last week’s Washington Public Policy Conference. The data in the series reveals that all 50 states grow and sell fresh produce, and the profiles also include acreage, farms, employment and production value for each state.

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SEIA and LSA weigh in on Dept. of the Interior’s Record of Decision on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy

New rules will govern development of solar energy projects on public lands

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s decision on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands:

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