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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

braid of the Snake River

EPA Can Enforce Clean Water Rule in States That Didn’t Sue, Judge Says

A judge’s ruling that blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect late last month only applies to the 13 states that sued to stop the rule — not nationwide. A federal judge in North Dakota clarified the injunction he issued at the request of North Dakota and 12 other … Read more »

braid of the Snake River

Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule

A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect Friday in 13 states. The rule, authored by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers expands the reach of the Clean Water Act to protect US streams and wetlands from pollution. While the EPA says … Read more »

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant Installs Landia Chopper Pumps

The Grand Canyon’s South Rim Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) will soon have six new Landia non-clog chopper pumps. The Landia chopper pumps, which are designed with an external knife system to prevent solids from entering the pumps’ casing, will be installed adjacent to the plant’s returned activated sludge and waste … Read more »

Solid Waste Information System to Improve City’s Waste Fleet Operations

Solid Waste Information System to Improve City’s Waste Fleet Operations

The Mesa Solid Waste Management Department in Mesa, Arizona, will use FleetMind Solutions’ Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) to improve efficiency in its fleet operations and customer service, the technology company says. The waste management department provides a variety of services for about 126,000 Mesa residential customers and 4,400 commercial … Read more »

Verizon e-waste recycling

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management Phoenix Open Joins Water Conservation Campaign

Waste Management’s sponsored PGA tour event will join a first-of-its kind water sustainability campaign that supports water flow restoration projects in Northern Arizona’s Verde River and throughout the Colorado River Basin. As one of the state’s largest perennial rivers, the Verde River feeds into the canals that provide water to … Read more »

EPA Funds Reduce Water Pollution, Increase E-Waste Recycling

The EPA has awarded more than $8.6 million in grants to fund environmental improvement projects to reduce water pollution and increase e-waste recycling along the US–Mexico border. The federal funds were awarded in partnership with the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission to advance commitments in … Read more »

Sustainability Incubator to Convert Waste to Cash

The city of Phoenix and Arizona State University have signed a four-year agreement to establish a public/private sustainability incubator focused on converting waste and other resources into economic value. The Center for Resource Intelligence (CfRI) will be a network of public and private entities that provides a wide array of … Read more »

Siemens

Contract Wins: Siemens, GE, Calgon Carbon, Cadmus, Ecolab

AEA Investors has signed an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies for €640 million ($881 million). AEA says the company will continue to focus on municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment and services. Clarcor has … Read more »