EPA opens new round of water infrastructure funding with twice the 2017 purse

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

An EPA Notice of Funding Availability invites letters of interest from states and municipalities seeking credit assistance under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), whose funding doubled from the prior year as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. Leveraging private capital and other funding sources, the agency notes, WIFIA-backed projects could support $11 billion in water infrastructure investment and create 170,000-plus jobs.

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American Cement, CalPortland, Lehigh plants join Energy Star Industrial roster

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

American Cement Co., CalPortland Co. and Texas Lehigh Cement Co. mills in Florida, California and Texas are among 15 plants earning EPA Energy Star Industrial Program certification for the first time in 2017. Of 93 Industrial facilities certified last year, 25 mill portland cement.

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