Items Tagged with 'EPA'


Letter: Clean air necessary

October 30, 2015
Editor: I was pleased to see the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s recent article on the new EPA limits on ozone pollution (“Air quality remains hot topic despite stricter EPA limits,” Oct. 26, 2015). Read More

Air quality remains hot topic despite stricter EPA limits

Grand Rapids area is among worst in the state for ozone levels.

October 23, 2015
LANSING — Stricter new smog limits by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may improve air quality, but some regions of Michigan have a long way to go to meet it, according to an air quality advocacy group. Read More

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

It will spend more than $2B to reduce air pollution.

October 24, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

City’s solar-generating proposal moving forward

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.

September 12, 2014
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More

Meijer reduces carbon footprint by 60 percent

November 15, 2013
As part of its ongoing green initiatives, Meijer Inc. said it has utilized innovative technology to improve fuel efficiency in its fleet, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in the company’s carbon footprint since it first began implementing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 near-zero emissions standards three years ago. Read More

LG Chem finally begins battery production

November 1, 2013
LG Chem Michigan in Holland is now producing commercial lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Read More

EPA seeks applicants for $9.5M in Great Lakes funding

July 16, 2013
| By AP
TRAVERSE CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $9.5 million to distribute for Great Lakes projects and is looking for takers. Read More

National Wildlife Federation sues EPA over invasive species regulations

July 10, 2013
TRAVERSE CITY — An environmental group is suing the federal government, seeking tougher rules dealing with ballast water discharges from ships to prevent more invasive species from reaching U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes. Read More

Retailers sort hazardous-waste laws

June 18, 2013
Retail giant Walmart recently pled guilty to multiple violations of hazardous-waste laws and agreed to pay $82 million for the violations. Read More

Video: Coping with technology graveyards

April 12, 2013
If your office has a corner or unused cubicle that has become home to all of the outdated and broken-down technology you don’t know what to do with, Valley City Electronic Recycling wants to talk to you. Read More