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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

December 2011 Newsletter

Panoramic view of the Napa Valley

Restoring the Napa River

A public-private partnership of land owners and environmental agencies are collaborating to save the salmon habitat and improve water quality. 

Protecting Children and Communities from Air Pollution

photo of stacks reflecting in water

New mercury and air toxics standards will reduce power plant pollutants which cause serious health problems, such as asthma and heart attacks. The new standards can be achieved using pollution control technology that can be made by American companies and installed by American workers.  

Tim Bridges, US Air Force; Jane Diamond, US EPA

Greener Cleanups at Air Force Bases

EPA and the Air Force are collaborating to make Air Force Base remediation projects more sustainable.  The effort will reduce costs, improve the natural environment and strengthen our defense capabilities. 

Aerial photos of Cooley Landing, photo by Jitze Couperus, Pilot Saul Chaiken

A Nature Park in East Palo Alto

A former toxic burn dump will be transformed into a park.  The restored land will provide outdoor recreation opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental and historic education opportunities, especially for youth.  

Clearing the Desert Air

A cement plant in Mojave will pay a fine of $1.4 million and spend $1.3 million on equipment needed to reduce emissions of pollutants that cause asthma and generate smog.

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