Monday, March 30, 2020

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EPA Region 10 (Pacific Northwest) News

EPA announces initiatives to increase tribal authority on environmental matters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced several initiatives that will improve both human and environmental health on Indian Reservations, including an interagency agreement on tribal treaty rights and an expansion of the Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network program.
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White House and EPA honor two Pacific Northwest environmental teachers

Two teachers from the Pacific Northwest were amongst 18 educators across the country to receive the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators, an honor from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA and White House recognize Washington State President’s Environmental Youth Awards Winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality recently recognized Seattle-area students for their environmental stewardship efforts on behalf of endangered salmon and wolves, announcing them as winners of the President’s Environmental Youth Awards.
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UW wins EPA STAR grant to develop air pollution sensor technology

The University of Washington (UW) will use a $750,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), awarded through the EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, to develop low-cost air pollution sensor technology.
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EPA selects Washington State University, Gonzaga University for P3 sustainability grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected two Washington universities, Washington State University (WSU) and Gonzaga University, to compete in this year’s People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) program, awarding student teams from each school $15,000 to develop sustainable technology.
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EPA announces $32 million in GAP funding for Indian tribes in Pacific Northwest

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $32 million to tribes in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington through Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) capacity building grants, which fund the development of programs to protect environmental and public health.
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EPA Region 10 completes over 50 compliance and enforcement actions in July and September

In July and September, Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which covers the Pacific Northwest, completed 52 compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
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EPA awards three environmental education grants in Pacific Northwest

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded non-profits in Idaho, Oregon and Washington with environmental education grants worth a combined $272,992.
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EPA announces $2 million in DERA funding for Pacific Northwest

State and local organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington will receive nearly $2 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for projects supporting the goals of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA).
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