LENEXA, KANSAS (April 30, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified numerous companies and individuals who have manufactured and sold both hardware and software specifically designed to defeat required emissions controls on vehicles and engines used on public roads as well as on nonroad vehicles and engines.

DENVER, COLORADO (April 30, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to improve the environment and public-health conditions of low-income and minority communities through our daily efforts to ensure all Americans have clean air, safe water, and access to information to make decisions to protect personal and public health.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (April 30, 2020) — In these uncertain days of social-distancing and staying at home, Iowans are turning to their gardens in record numbers. Whether planting productive gardens for food security or planting flowers for beauty and solace (usually both), the numbers are up: Home-improvement centers across the nation and in Iowa have seen a jump in garden-product sales this spring, and local Master Gardener hotlines are fielding an increase in gardening questions.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (April 28, 2020) — As an Iowan in the COVID-19 era living in the most restricted part of the state, I've heard so many people talk about how fortunate they are to live in an area where we can get outside for a dose of sunshine and fresh air. Naturally, trees are a big part of our walks or our views from inside apartments or homes.

LENEXA, KANSAS (April 23, 2020) — Today, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a total of $300,000 to 10 Iowa school districts to replace 15 older diesel school-buses.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — The Iowa Environmental Council, the state’s largest non-profit environmental coalition, today released the publication of Iowa’s Road to 100% Renewable — an analysis of the renewable energy growth needed to reach 100% renewable electricity in Iowa by 2050.

LENEXA, KANSAS (April 17, 2020) — Thursday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) corrected flaws in the 2016 Supplemental Cost Finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for coal- and oil-fired power plants, consistent with a 2015 US Supreme Court decision. The agency also completed the Clean Air Act-required residual risk and technology review (RTR) for MATS.

LENEXA, KANSAS (April 15, 2020) — On April 14, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took additional actions to assure that safe and effective disinfectant products are available to the American public to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

WASHINGTON DC (April 15, 2020) — On April 14, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). This proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current available scientific evidence and risk and exposure information, and with consultation and confirmation by th

WASHINGTON DC (April 13, 2020) — The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to Congress today requesting additional funding and legislative support for the nation’s nearly 3,000 conservation districts in the next stimulus bills.