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TAG: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA recognizes Toro with WaterSense award

October 10, 2017By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The Toro Co. with the 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award. Toro was presented the award at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 5. “Toro is committed to developing innovative irrigation solutions and outreach efforts to help our customers efficiently use water,” said Phil Burkart, vice president of Toro’s irrigation and lighting businesses.... read more

Trump orders review of WOTUS

March 1, 2017By

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 28 designed to begin the roll back of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, reported. It is the first major announcement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since its new head, Scott Pruitt, was confirmed by the Senate. The executive order instructs both agencies to formally examine the Obama-era rule, also known as the Clean... read more

Senate confirms Pruitt as head of EPA

February 23, 2017By

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt Feb. 17 as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—an organization Pruitt has spent his career opposing. Senators voted 52 to 46 to confirm Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the EPA to overturn regulations on various forms of pollution, climate change and clean water. A lone Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against Pruitt,... read more

Pinpoint EPA-approved for dollar spot

October 19, 2016By

Developed by Valent U.S.A. Corp., in conjunction with Nufarm, Pinpoint Fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for dollar spot control in turf. Pinpoint, with the active ingredient mandestrobin, is labeled for use on turf and lawn sites, including golf courses; lawns around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industry buildings; parks, recreational areas and athletic fields; and sod farms.... read more

EPA touts a decade of WaterSense savings

July 13, 2016By

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program was launched in June 2006, WaterSense-labeled products have helped Americans reduce their water use by 1.5 trillion gallons of water, the EPA reports. That’s more than the amount needed to supply every household in California with water for a year. WaterSense and its more than 1,700 organizational partners, including the Irrigation... read more

UPDATE: Senate fails to override Obama veto

January 26, 2016By

UPDATE: A Senate vote to override a veto from President Obama fell short Jan. 21. Obama previously vetoed a resolution that would have overturned the Clean Water Rule, the Hill reports. The 52-40 vote was short of the 60 votes needed for the cloture to move on to the House and ends a GOP push to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule.... read more