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Partnership to reduce
global emissions of greenhouse gas Nov 16 - Administrator Leavitt joined representatives
from 13 other nations to create the Methane to Markets Partnership,
a new global initiative to recover and use the greenhouse gas methane
as a valuable clean energy source. Potential annual program reductions
could equal the removal of 33 million cars from roadways. News
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Pollution Reduction (billions of pounds)
cuts pollution by one billion pounds Nov 15 - EPA used many
different approaches, including helping
companies comply with environmental laws,
requiring additional pollution controls, promoting environmentally
beneficial projects as part of settlements, and filing criminal
charges. As a result of activities in 2004, companies will spend
a record $4.8 billion reducing pollution. Strong enforcement improves
and protects the environment and people's health.
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Agreement with major airlines to protect
drinking water Nov 9 - EPA announced commitments from 12 major
U.S. passenger airlines to implement new
aircraft water testing and disinfection protocols.
The action follows testing that found water quality problems on 12.6
percent of domestic and international passenger aircraft tested at
U.S. airports. EPA also announced a new round of airline water testing. News
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Americans generate nearly
4.5 pounds of trash per person every day
- more than 230 million tons per year.
The good news is that less and less of
it ends up in landfills. Each year, recycling
diverts more than 68 million tons of waste
away from landfills.
You can help by buying recycled
products, composting yard waste, and recycling
bottles and plastics according to your
local recycling program. Visit EPA's
Reduce, Reuse Recycle Web site for
more recycling basics.
Great Lakes Collaboration
Members of the President's Cabinet, the Great
Lakes Governors, the Great Lakes Congressional
Delegation, Mayors and Tribal Leaders will meet
December 3rd in Chicago to forge an intergovernmental
partnership and develop a coordinated strategy
to further protect and restore the Great Lakes.
The Interagency Task Force, chaired by EPA, is
helping to convene this meeting to establish a long term,
multi-jurisdictional collaboration to address key environmental issues. More
There are easy things
you can do to protect
children at home
and school. Make
sure kids can't reach
baits and traps.
and other chemicals
in a locked cabinet.
Never ever put chemicals
in containers children
could mistake for
food or drink.