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Paloma Zavala is the PR and Communications Coordinator at AARC Environmental headquarters in Houston, Texas.

New Emergency Preparedness Procedures Necessary as California Wildfires Worsen

By |2019-11-14T23:26:48+06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Enviromental, Pollution, Wastewater, Water|

In the past few years, the wildfires that normally blaze through the drier California regions have worsened. Photos of the devastating damage are always prevalent in various news outlets as homes are destroyed and the flames come dangerously close to the highways used to flee the fires. But the effects of the fires extend beyond [...]

AARC Consultants makes a splash at the GRWA fall conference

By |2019-11-11T08:29:38+06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: AWIA, Enviromental, EPA, Wastewater, Water|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the Georgia Rural Water Association's fall 2019 conference in Helen, Georgia, Dr.  Scott  Thomas of AARC Consultants, LLC gave a brief but informative overview of the AWIA 2018 requirements for water utilities. The America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was passed in October 2018 by Congress and is an EPA requirement for all drinking water [...]

Trump Administration claims U.S. air is cleaner than ever

By |2019-05-20T21:02:24+06:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, Public Health|

According to the Trump Administration, the air and water in the United States is "right now at a record clean." The 2017 energy-related emissions fell 0.9 percent... compared with a year earlier, and were 14 percent below 2005 levels." State and federal regulations and an increased use of natural gas (which emits less carbon dioxide [...]

TCEQ offers grant funding to replace diesel-powered fleet vehicles

By |2019-05-20T21:03:21+06:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, TCEQ, Transportation|

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the TCEQ accounced that $7.7. million in grants is available to encourage business that operate large fleets of vehicles in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles." Until February 18, 2019,  businesses can submit applications to receive grant money under the Texas Clean Fleet Program. To [...]

Two shipping companies convicted of illegal oil discharges into Texas port waters

By |2019-05-20T21:05:49+06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, EPA, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Pollution, Texas|

Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, two Greek shipping companies, pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont to illegally dumping oil into Texas port waters. During initial investigations, Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises made material false statements to the Coast Guard about the oil discharges. As of November 27, 2018, both companies [...]