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Despite multiple coal ash disasters, protections still lacking

Citizens speak with media meeting with EPA Region 4 calling for safeguards

Almost three months after the nation’s third largest coal ash spill tainted over 70 miles of North Carolina’s Dan River and over 5 years since the Tennessee Valley Authority’s massive Kingston coal ash disaster, Southeastern communities are still endangered by more than 450 toxic dumpsites across the region. A group of environmental advocates and citizens from around the Southeast met with the new EPA Administrator of Region 4, Heather McTeer Toney, and her staff to bring concerns about ongoing pollution problems in every corner of the region.

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EPA, USDA, and ARC Announce Winners of 2014 “Livable Communities” Competition

The Appalachian communities of Berea, Kentucky; Forest City, North Carolina; New Albany, Mississippi; and North Wilkesboro, North Carolina have been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive technical assistance and implementation support through the Livable Communities in Appalachia program. The assistance and support will help these communities improve their livability by promoting economic development, preserving rural lands, and increasing access to locally grown food.

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18 Trillion Gallons of Water Saved during 20 Years of Low-Flow Toilet Regulations

High-Efficiency Plumbing Products Are Now the American Standard, Providing Superior Performance While Helping to Sustain Nation's Water Resources

Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water — roughly the volume of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay— by embracing low-flow toilet technology over the past two decades since the U.S. enacted the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) that mandated less water per flush, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). That's hard to imagine, but it is enough water to fill 27 million Olympic size swimming pools.

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Secretary Of The Interior Sally Jewell Will Be Honored By The Appalachian Trail Conservancy During Leaders In Conservation Awards Gala

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during its fifth annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C.Secretary Jewell will be honored with the Vanguard Award in recognition of her notable advocacy for national parks, national scenic trails, wilderness areas and the benefits of outdoor recreation.

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