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EPA Awards Job Training Grant to Limitless Vistas, Inc., New Orleans, La.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $200,000 to Limitless Vistas, Inc., to operate environmental job training programs that advance environmental justice by providing opportunities for residents living in areas impacted by contaminated lands. Trainees will gain experience for jobs related to cleanup activities in the Greater New Orleans area.

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Lawsuit Challenges EPA “Lip Service” on Lead Standards

New litigation takes the federal Environmental Protection Agency to task for not doing its part to ensure that all children live in safe and healthy environments.

In 2009, several groups petitioned the EPA to update standards for lead dust and the definition of lead-based paint. The agency agreed that the current standards were not sufficiently protective, but action has stalled.

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EPA Awards Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $95,000 to Protect the Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $95,000 to the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Jena, La. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues.

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EPA Approves Contained-Burn System for Camp Minden Disposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its review of the initial comprehensive performance test and formally approved the contained-burn system for use in disposing of 16 million pounds of M6 propellant and clean burning igniter held at the Louisiana Military Department’s Camp Minden in Minden, La. The expedited report for the destruction of M6 showed the system destroyed 99.99% of the chemicals of concern. 

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EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Louisiana

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that organizations in Louisiana will receive grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. EPA will award grants under the 2016 EE Grants Program later this year.

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