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Recent News at EES

EES offers a number of different types of projects and services to our clients.  Recently, we have been working on some interesting things and would like to take the time to inform our readers. We have completed, and are currently … Continue reading

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Speeding Up the Pre-Application Process for the DEP

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) unveiled a new electronic tool for the pre-application process.  The tool, entitled Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT), was designed to make the process more efficient.  According to the DEP, the tool … Continue reading

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Regulation of Pharmaceutical Waste

Since the passage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, the U.S. EPA has not used its clearly defined authority to determine whether certain pharmaceuticals should be classified as hazardous waste.  EPA hasn’t even established a process … Continue reading

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Good Indoor Air Quality Is More Important Than You Think

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Global Indoor Health Network (GIHN)    have recently estimated that 50 percent of illnesses globally can be attributed to poor indoor air quality.  Indoor air quality causes more illnesses than all of the cancers … Continue reading

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Climate Change Mitigation Can Also Have Health and Agricultural Benefits

Climate change mitigation policies can do more than just avert the potential long-term catastrophic consequences that will affect the entire world.  Climate policies can also have short-term benefits in the area of human health and agriculture.  These benefits were outlined … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Releases First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data To The Public

2012 is already an historic year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States public alike.  In early January, EPA released the comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data, reported to them directly by large facilities, to the public. … Continue reading

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Is Your Facility Exempt From The Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Rule?

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) regulations were finalized on Friday, August 20, 2010.  The rule is designed to regulate unconventional and conventional air toxics emitted from stationary engines that include … Continue reading

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The Healthier Hospitals Initiative Is The Path To Sustainability In Hospitals

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is an excellent example of how hospitals are beginning to realize that sustainable principles have a major role in the healthcare sector.  Created in May of 2010, HHI is a coalition of major health systems … Continue reading

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Highly Contaminated Gowanus Canal To Be Cleaned Up

The U.S EPA has recently published a feasibility study, or outline of the remedial options selected for the cleanup of the highly contaminated Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.  This is the latest development in the ongoing debate about how … Continue reading

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Anti-Smog Legislation

The Obama administration’s new anti-smog legislation sounds appealing, but what about its affect on industry jobs?  According to one researcher the legislation could result in the loss of 7.3 million jobs.  While the researcher admitted the number may be inaccurate, … Continue reading

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