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GM Dealers Show Their Sustainability to Customers

Nunnally Cherovlet - Bentonville, AK LEED CertifiedAutomaker launches ‘Green Dealer Recognition’ program

Certain Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships across the U.S. are showing customers their environmental credentials as part of a new “Green Dealer Recognition” program.

Participating dealers have proven track records in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, on-site nature habitats and community outreach.

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EPA Removes Paragould, AR, Site from Superfund List

Former auto equipment manufacturing site meets cleanup standards

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Monroe Auto Equipment Co. site near Paragould, Ark., has been removed from the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.

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John Brown University Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Purification Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $14,520 to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, for a drinking water disinfection project in Guatemala under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods to address environmental challenges.

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Walmart Heirs Putting Millions Behind Anti-Solar Groups, Policies – New Report

Walton Family threatens SolarWalton Family Undermining Future Growth of U.S. Rooftop Solar, Jeopardizing Job Creation and Savings on Homes’ Energy Bills

The Walton family — majority owners of Walmart —are impeding America’s transition to a clean energy future, a new study by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) finds. At a time when the U.S. solar industry employs 143,000 Americans and more than 500,000 households and businesses generate their own solar electricity, the Waltons are funding nearly two dozen anti-solar groups — such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Americans for Prosperity, which are waging state and national fights to roll back clean energy policies — while a Walton-owned energy company is pushing for regulations that hinder the growth of rooftop solar power.

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EPA and Arkansas Educate Businesses on Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) are taking action on climate by educating businesses on reducing toxic substances at the source, minimizing the generation of hazardous waste and preventing the release of pollutants into the environment.

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