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EPA Honors Tennessee-based FedEx Express for Superior Supply Chain Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring FedEx Exress along with 43 other top truck and multi-modal carriers as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2014 SmartWay® Excellence Awards announced by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at the American Trucking Associations’ Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif.

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EPA Honors Eastman Chemical with ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Eastman Chemical of Kingsport, Tennessee with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly efficient CHP systems—energy production systems that decrease energy costs and reduce carbon pollution which causes climate change. Eastman Chemical’s award-winning system demonstrates that CHP offers a promising strategy to help meet the goals of the President’s Climate Action Plan for a cleaner power sector and also boost the efficiency and competitiveness of the U.S industrial sector.

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NFWF and IP Announce $2.34 Million in Funding to Further Conserve and Enhance Southeastern Forestland

Grants Support Restoration of Southern Forests, Protection of Critical Habitats, Enhancement of Local Economies in Second Year of Landmark Public-Private Partnership

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced  $2.34 million in grants to support forestland restoration and working forests in three priority regions in the Southeast: The Carolina Low Country Forests, Cumberland Plateau of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee and the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana.

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