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A recent news story asserted that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) falsified evidence about climate change to get politicians to sign the Paris agreement lowering carbon emissions last year. Also during that time, former Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted as saying,...

  What are PFASs? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of contaminants on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Emerging Contaminant Action List. This list is comprised of chemicals and materials that pose a perceived or real threat to the environment or human health. The contaminants on...

As the 1960’s came to a close, the hasty development of industry began to take its toll on the environment. The newly developed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took notice of this and announced a new documentary project to illustrate the environmental challenges and impacts of...

One of our favorite traditions at PPM is sending a special Christmas greeting to each of our clients. Each year our card features art by one of our team members' children, and we love how our kids share what Christmas looks like through their eyes. We...

The EPA Office of Brownfields & Land Revitalization (OBLR) has just announced an extension of the FY17 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant proposal submission deadline from December 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET to December 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. This extension was made to...

Each year, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration releases a list of the most frequently cited safety violations encountered during inspections. The preliminary list, released every October, accounts for the most common violations of the fiscal year to date. Is your company following standard safety protocols? Check...

The Air and Waste Management Association Louisiana Section conference will be held at the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana October 26 and 27. The Louisiana Section is one of nearly 140 geographical member units of the Air & Waste Management Association and seeks to...

[caption id="attachment_6395" align="aligncenter" width="586"] Mike McCown (PPM), Mayor William Bell, John Milledge (Action Environmental), Maggie Weems (Terracon)[/caption] On October 7, PPM Principal and co-founder Mike McCown gave a presentation on brownfields redevelopment at the monthly meeting of the Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (BEPA). McCown’s presentation highlighted successful brownfield...