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Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

EPA has given a grade of "A-" for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. Reflecting nearly 20 years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than "B+" since beginning of the Clean Charles River Initiative in 1995.

Updated Blueprint for Protecting and Restoring Long Island Sound Released for Review

Updated Blueprint for Protecting and Restoring Long Island Sound Released for Review

The draft "Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan" incorporates scientific/technological advances, addresses new environmental challenges and emphasizes sustainability, climate change resiliency and environmental justice. The draft plan sets 20 measureable targets for the ecosystem to be achieved by 2035, including reducing beach closures due to sewage, improving water clarity, reducing the area of waters with unhealthy oxygen levels, increasing shellfish harvests, and reducing the amount of marine debris.

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EPA Provides Additional $3+ Million for Brownfields Cleanups in New England

EPA Provides Additional $3+ Million for Brownfields Cleanups in New England

EPA has provided additional grants of $3.275 million in supplemental funding for communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont to carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects at contaminated Brownfields properties. The projects will help communities create jobs while protecting people's health and the environment.

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