American Petroleum Institute
API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its 400 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, include producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. API provides its members with advocacy, research and statistics, standards, certification, and education.
California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The Commission has five major responsibilities:
• Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data
• Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger
• Promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards
• Developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy
• Planning for and directing state response to energy emergency.
The Commission oversees funding programs that support public interest energy research; advances energy science and technology through research, development and demonstration; and provides market support to existing, new and emerging renewable technologies.
Coordinating Research Council
The Coordinating Research Council (CRC) is a non-profit organization that directs, through committee action, engineering and environmental studies on the interaction between automotive equipment and petroleum products. The Sustaining Members of CRC are the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and automobile manufacturers (General Motors, Ford Motor, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Honda).
CRC encourages large-scale research programs via pooled efforts carried out in the laboratories of cooperating companies, and supports research under contract to universities, industrial laboratories, and private research organizations. In this case, a small committee of technical experts develops the program, selects the research organization, and monitors the research to its conclusion.
CRC is not involved in any way in regulation, which remains a governmental responsibility; nor is CRC involved in the development of hardware or petroleum products, which remains the responsibility of private industry. The formal objective of CRC is to encourage and promote the arts and sciences by directing scientific cooperative research to develop the best possible combinations of fuels, lubricants, and the equipment in which they are used, and to afford a means of cooperation with the Government on matters of national interest within this field.
Dunn-Edwards Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural and industrial coatings in the Southwest, provides a complete line of paints, wallcoverings, and sundry products to painting professionals and quality-conscious consumers alike.
Dunn-Edwards has a long history of environmental responsibility, balancing the pursuit of product excellence with a desire to protect and enhance the environment. The company operates under many voluntary policies that are more stringent than federal, state, or local regulations. Dunn-Edwards is currently working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and other public agencies and private organizations to conduct scientific research to determine how paint solvents may affect air quality, and what steps should be taken to minimize any adverse effects. Air quality, while an important concern, is only one element in the company’s more comprehensive approach to environmental issues. Dunn-Edwards has become an industry leader in developing and applying the concept of “ecoefficiency,” which means the ability to satisfy the need for a quality product in ways that minimize adverse impacts on energy and material resources, environmental quality, and human health and safety.
E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company
Instituto Nacional de Ecologia
The generation of scientific and technical information on environmental problems and the qualification of human resources, to inform to the society, to support the decision making, to impel the environmental protection, to promote the sustainable use of the natural resources, and to support to the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources in the fulfillment of its objectives.
A public organism leader in the applied environmental investigation, that develops and promotes projects of scientific cooperation that indeed contribute to solve the great environmental problems of Mexico, and which they support the conservation and restoration of environment on all the country.
Quality Of the Air
Atmospheric Monitoreo/Analytical Characterization of Polluting agents
Conservation of Ecosystems
Hydric river basins
Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium
LADCO - the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium - provides technical assessments and assistance to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin on problems of air quality and a forum for its member states to discuss air quality issues. LADCO's major pollutants of concern are ozone, fine particles, and regional haze and their precursors; however, problems related to other pollutants (such as air toxics) may be assessed at the direction of the member states.
Mass. Dept. of Environ. Protection
Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Mgmt. Association
MARAMA - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association - is a voluntary, non-profit association of ten state and local air pollution control agencies based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. MARAMA's mission is to strengthen the skills and capabilities of member agencies and to help them work together to prevent and reduce air pollution in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The Mid-Atlantic Region faces some of the most difficult and severe air quality problems in the nation. Most of the region’s metropolitan areas experience unhealthy levels of ozone every summer, adding to the stress heat and humidity cause for sensitive populations. High concentrations of fine particles in the air contribute to heart disease, lung problems, and early mortality. The toxic nature of some pollutants requires special attention. These problems cannot be solved through local action alone. Metropolitan areas spread across many states. Rural and suburban areas downwind of cities are subject to some of the highest levels of pollution. Coal burning power plants and other large sources send pollution across state lines hundreds of miles downwind. Regional collaboration results in a shared understanding of the causes of air pollution and builds a consensus on the best approach for resolving problems.
NASA’s mission includes helping us all better understand and protect our planet. NASA’s scientists examine everyday life, look at Earth’s behaviors, contribute to characterizing and preserving Earth’s ecosystems, explore new technologies, study living things, and invent and apply technologies that improve flight in Earth’s atmosphere. Atmospheric science research at NASA focuses on increasing understanding of atmospheric composition and climate and how human activities affect the atmosphere. Much of this research promotes the development and use of satellite-based instrumentation for observing the Earth’s atmosphere.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
New Jersey Dept. of Envir. Prot.
On America's first official "Earth Day" -- April 22, 1970 -- the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was born. New Jersey became the third state in the country to consolidate its past programs into a unified agency to administer aggressive environmental protection and conservation efforts. NJDEP manages natural resources and solves pollution problems. and is a leader in the country for its pollution prevention efforts and innovative environmental management strategies.
New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) administers and enforces environmental conservation law ranging from air pollution regulations to the management of forest reserves and recreation areas.
Northern Indiana Public Service
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. is one of the 10 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. With nearly 700,000 natural gas customers and 430,000 electric customers across the northern third of Indiana, NIPSCO is the largest natural gas distribution company, and the second largest electric distribution company, in the state. NiSource distribution companies serve 3.7 million natural gas and electric customers primarily in nine states.
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) uses stringent regulations, targeted enforcement, and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects. It is a leader in environmental protection and works to ensure the people of Ontario have clean, safe, liveable communities.
Penreco, dedicated to providing unique chemical specialties, is a leading producer and marketer of
• White mineral oils
• High-purity specialty hydrocarbon fluids
• Natural petroleum sulfonates
• Cable-filling compounds
• Refrigeration oils
• Food-grade compressor lubricants
• Gelled products.
Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL controls about 11,500 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity to more than 5 million customers in Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom and Latin America.
Public Service Enterprise Group
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an energy and energy services company headquartered in New Jersey. Its main subsidiaries are Public Service Electric and Gas Company, PSEG Power LLC, and PSEG Energy Holdings LLC. Public Service Electric and Gas Company delivers gas and electric service safely and reliably to 2.1 million electric customers and 1.7 million gas customers in New Jersey. PSEG Power LLC is a major unregulated independent power producer with a capacity of approximately 14,636 MW. PSEG Energy Holdings owns and operates domestic and international generation plants and distribution systems, and manages a diverse portfolio of energy related financial investments.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
The South Coast AQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County, California, and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This area of 10,743 square miles is the second most populated urban area in the United States and one of the smoggiest. AQMD continuously monitors air quality at 34 locations throughout the four-county area. This also allows AQMD to notify the public whenever air quality is unhealthful.
AQMD is responsible for controlling emissions primarily from stationary sources of air pollution: large power plants and refineries, the corner gas station, as well as consumer product applications. AQMD develops and adopts an Air Quality Management Plan, which serves as the blueprint to bring this area into compliance with federal and state clean air standards. Permits are issued to many businesses and industries to ensure compliance with air quality rules. AQMD staff conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance with these requirements.
Southern Company, one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States, supplies more than 41,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity to a 120,000-square-mile service territory spanning most of Georgia and Alabama, southeastern Mississippi, and the panhandle region of Florida. Southern Company owns four regulated retail electric utilities (Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power), a nuclear plant subsidiary (Southern Nuclear), and wireless communications and fiber optics businesses (Southern LINC and Southern Telecom). Southern Company is a leader in environmental research, investing more than $1.5 billion on environmental controls and in other efforts to significantly reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. Along with the Electric Power Research Institute, the Southern Company is a principal sponsor of the Southeastern Aerosol Research and Characterization Study Experiment (SEARCH) and the Aerosol Research and Inhalation Epidemiology Study (ARIES). These activities are major long-running studies of the sources and potential human health effects of ambient aerosols in the Southeast.
Tennessee Valley Authority
For more than seven decades, TVA has been improving the quality of life in the Tennessee Valley through its threefold mission of providing affordable and reliable power, promoting sustainable economic development, and acting as a steward of the Valley's natural resources. TVA is the nation’s largest public power company, with 33,000 megawatts of dependable generating capacity. Through 158 locally owned distributors, TVA provides power to nearly 8.5 million residents of the Tennessee Valley.
Texas Natural Resource Cons. Comm.
US Department of Agriculture
In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 58 percent of U.S. citizens were farmers who needed good seeds and information to grow their crops. Today, the USDA remains committed to helping America's farmers and ranchers. But we also do much more....
• USDA leads the federal anti-hunger effort with the food stamp, school lunch, school breakfast, and WIC programs.
• USDA is the steward of our nation's 192 million acres of national forests and rangelands.
• USDA is the country's largest conservation agency, encouraging voluntary efforts to protect soil, water, and wildlife on the 70 percent of America's lands that are in private hands.
• USDA brings housing, modern telecommunications, and safe drinking water to rural America.
• USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products.
• USDA is a research leader in everything from human nutrition to new crop technologies that allow us to grow more food and fiber using less water and pesticides.
• USDA helps ensure open markets for U.S. agricultural products and provides food aid to needy people overseas.
US Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department is a major participant in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program. The Department’s climate research is designed to improve the modeling of climate change, understanding and modeling of the effects of clouds on the Earth’s radiative energy budget, and the understanding and modeling of the effects of atmospheric aerosols on climate.
US Department of Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior, comprising the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Minerals Management Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Office of Surface Mining. The Department has steward ship responsibilities for 20 percent of the land area of the U.S.; thus, it is concerned with the air, water, land, and ecological resource management across the country.
US Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The DOT oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation.
DOT organizations include the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Maritime Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, and the Surface Transportation Board. These organizations are associated with many activities that have a direct impact on the atmospheric environment.
US EPA/Office of Air & Radiation
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure. OAR is concerned with energy conservation and pollution prevention, indoor and outdoor air quality, industrial air pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, and radiation protection.
US EPA/Office of R & D
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on sound science to safeguard both human health and the environment. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is the scientific research arm of EPA. ORD's leading-edge research helps provide the solid underpinning of science and technology for the Agency. ORD conducts research on ways to prevent pollution, protect human health, and reduce risk. The work at ORD laboratories, research centers, and offices across the country helps improve the quality of air, water, soil, and the way we use resources. Applied science at ORD builds our understanding of how to protect and enhance the relationship between humans and the ecosystems of Earth.
Xcel Energy provides electricity and natural gas in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel operates power plants that provide 3.3 million customers with electricity generated by coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear and hydro power as well as wind and refuse-derived fuels, and owns more than 33,000 miles of natural gas pipelines that serve 1.8 million natural gas customers. Xcel’s environmental commitment focuses on improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.
California Air Resources Board
Instituto Nacional de Ecologia