Saturday, July 14, 2018

EPA announces winners of 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the winners of the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards, which highlight the innovative efforts of groups and individuals who have taken on clean air and climate projects.

The awards cover six categories: Clean Air Technology, won this year by Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, Georgia; Community Action, won by Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District in Santa Barbara, California; Education and Outreach, won by Smartpower in Washington, D.C.; Regulatory Policy Innovations, won by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Air Quality Program in Ignacio, Colorado; Regulatory and Policy Innovations, won by Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District in Bishop, California; Transportation and Energy Innovations, won by the University of California at Irvine in Irvine, California; and the Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award, which went to Dr. John C. Wall.

“Each of these award winners has taken real, tangible steps to improve public health in their communities by reducing air pollutants or greenhouse gases,” EPA Office of Air and Radiation Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe said. “These projects reflect the creativity and commitment of public and private sector organizations to make a difference and drive us toward a cleaner, healthier future.”

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