In October-December 2016, EBJ solicited the environmental industry via e-mail, website, social media, traditional media, referrals from industry advisors and word-of-mouth for nominations for the EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Categories or size designations may have been adjusted depending on the volume of nominations or of the number of worthy recipients. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members.
A National Project Merit Award was announced to Consulting for Health, Air, Nature & a Greener Environment, LLC (CHANGE) for its comprehensive report evaluating the impacts of a proposed Silica Sand Transfer Station for the natural gas industry in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. CHANGE was contracted by the Wyoming County Commissioners to evaluate the impacts, assess and characterize potential air quality and soil impacts on nearby residences, commercial areas and sports complex. The final report guided the County’s final decision to cancel the project as results of weather analysis and air modeling clearly indicated that operations of the transfer station would exceed National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
Awards will be distributed at the 2017 National Environmental Business Summit Meeting in San Diego, CA from March 22-25, 2017.
Congratulations to CHANGE for its outstanding service and dedication to the protection of human health and the environment.