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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

August 2014 Newsletter

Pelicans on a rocky shore

Cutting Emissions at a Navajo Nation Power Plant

Navajo Generating Station

EPA’s plan to cut emissions from Navajo Generating Station is a flexible and practical solution to the pollution problems in the area. It will also generate critical tribal revenues, improve public health, provide long-term certainty to power and water utilities, and set the stage for a transition to a clean energy future.

Supporting Small Business Innovation

EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research program funds small businesses to develop green technologies to address environmental issues. The current grants will support a wide variety of green technologies, from water treatment system research to the development of a software system to encourage behavior-based energy conservation in commercial buildings.

Asia-Pacific Clean Air Partnership Launched in San Francisco

EPA, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, Clean Air Asia and the Bay Area and South Coast Air Districts have launched the Cities Clean Air Partnership, the first major clean air certification program to encourage air quality protection in cities across the Asia-Pacific region.

Historic Clean Water Act Settlement to Protect San Francisco Bay

EPA’s settlement with East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) requires EBMUD and seven East Bay communities to conduct extensive system repairs aimed at eliminating millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay. Under today’s agreement, EBMUD and the communities will assess and upgrade their 1,500 mile-long sewer system infrastructure over a 21-year period.

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