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- Why isn’t the EPA giving money to Bayou Corne to protect their air?
- Why doesn’t Louisiana have anyone getting awards for promoting water-smart? The EPA recognized WaterSense® Irrigation Partner of the Year.
- “The efforts of all WaterSense partners have helped countless communities, organizations and individuals learn more about why it’s important to save water and how to take easy steps to be part of the solution.”
News Release:EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality
EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality
(DALLAS – Oct. 22, 2013) Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands. The tribes receiving the grants include:
- Cherokee Nation — $437,785
- Delaware Nation — $68,794
- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma — $70,284
- Quapaw Tribe — $270,234
One key partnership with tribes involves work planning and support through cooperative agreements. EPA’s commitment to supporting our state and tribal partners, the primary implementers of environmental programs, remains a priority. Forging strong partnerships is an important aspect of EPA’s programs. States and tribes play a crucial role in the implementation of environmental laws and regulations. Strengthening these relationships through improved coordination, joint work planning and specialized assistance promotes greater compliance.
Additional Information on EPA grants is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm
More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html
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For more information contact Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press ‘at’ epa.gov
News Release:EPA Recognize WaterSense® Irrigation Partner of the Year
EPA Recognize WaterSense® Irrigation Partner of the Year
(DALLAS – Oct. 23, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized John Taylor, the president of Taylor Irrigation Service, Inc., in Houston, Texas for his outstanding contributions to water-efficiency. Mr. Taylor overhauled his company’s business model to focus on promoting water-smart landscaping and efficient irrigation practices, including WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.
“We applaud the innovative organizations who are taking a huge step to provide simple steps to save money and water,” said EPA’s Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “The efforts of all WaterSense partners have helped countless communities, organizations and individuals learn more about why it’s important to save water and how to take easy steps to be part of the solution.”
The winners were formally recognized at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, during its annual WaterSense awards banquet, co-hosted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and Southern Nevada Water Authority.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products.
To date, WaterSense has helped consumers save a cumulative 487 billion gallons of water and over $8.9 billion in water and energy bills. By the end of 2012, reductions of 64.7 billion kWh of electricity and 24 million metric tons of carbon dioxide were achieved through the use of WaterSense labeled products.
Learn more about the 2013 Sustained Excellence Award winners, WaterSense Partners of the Year, and Excellence Award winners at www.epa.gov/watersense.