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  • Environmental Protection Agency 35th Anniversary
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    Environmental Protection Agency 35th Anniversary

    Mr. Hagar moderated a panel discussion, titled “35 Years: A Roundtable Discussion with All Living EPA Administrators,” at a symposium commemorating the agency’s 35th anniversary. Six former…

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  • Air Quality Standards
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    Air Quality Standards

    The Clinton administration announced new air quality standards that would cut air pollution from heavy-duty trucks and buses by more than ninety percent over the next ten years. They…

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  • Control of Polluted Runoff
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    Control of Polluted Run-off

    Ms. Browner spoke to reporters about controversial new regulations requiring states to control pollution caused by water run-off from roads, fields and construction sites into various…

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  • Pesticide PhaseOut
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    Pesticide Phase-Out

    Ms. Browner announced that the Environmental Protection Agency would phase out the pesticide Chlorpyrifos, sold as Dursban or Lorsban, which is common to several household products such as…

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  • New Diesel Fuel Emissions Standards
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    New Diesel Fuel Emissions Standards

    Ms. Browner briefed reporters on proposed new standards for diesel fuel emissions and cancer-causing dioxins. These regulations would reduce sulfur content in diesel fuel by 97%. After her…

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  • Drinking Water Quality
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    Drinking Water Quality

    Officials announced that they would seek a ban on a fuel additive in order to protect the drinking water supply and that the EPA would begin enforcing the new regulations. After their…

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  • Reducing Pesticide Risks
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    Reducing Pesticide Risks

    Ms. Browner and Mr. Rominger talked to reporters about a ban imposed on pesticides. They said that the ban was specifically to protect children from the pesticides which were used on a wide…

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  • Livability Agenda
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    Livability Agenda

    Ms. Browner talked about a new initiative to transform brown fields into green spaces by establishing partnerships between local, state, and federal governments and businesses.

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  • US Watershed Assessment
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    U.S. Watershed Assessment

    EPA Administrator Browner talked with reporters about a watershed water quality initiative and public access to local and national water quality standards. After her prepared remarks, she…

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  • Environment and Childrens Health
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    Environment and Children's Health

    At the end of their environmental summit, Administrator Browner and seven of her counterparts from the G-7 nations and Russia held a news conference. They briefed reporters on agreements…

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  • 1995 Air Quality Report
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    1995 Air Quality Report

    EPA officials released a report air quality trends over the past ten years. It cited a 78 percent reduction in lead and a 37 percent reduction in sulfur dioxide concentrations as the two…

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  • New Air Quality Standards
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    New Air Quality Standards

    Administrator Browner and other EPA officials announced proposed new regulations for higher air quality standards in U.S. urban areas. These new regulations are intended to reduce the…

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  • Superfund XVI Conference
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    Superfund XVI Conference

    Partcipants discussed the latest developments in the Superfund program. by which state and local governments use federal funds to clean up hazardous waste sites. They examined various…

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  • Superfund Reforms
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    Superfund Reforms

    Ms. Browner briefed reporters about administrative changes in the Superfund program to make it work more quickly and efficiently. These reforms include allowing thousands more small…

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  • Cabinet Status for EPA
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    Cabinet Status for EPA

    Vice President Gore and Ms. Browner discussed their desire to raise the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cabinet status in the White House. President Clinton made campaign promises…

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  • Clean Air Act and Business Opportunities
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    Clean Air Act and Business Opportunities

    Ms. Browner spoke on the Environmental Protection Agency’s commitment to clean air and enumerated some of its goals. She then answered questions from reporters.

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