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March 2011 Newsletter

Administrator Lisa Jackson Visits California

Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited California this month, touring a charter school in Los Angeles and local ranches and farms in the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Lisa Jackson's Visit to California
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
  • Fresno Bee: Administrator Tours Valley Farms Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Cleaning Up Route 66 and Saving Jobs in Arizona

Recovery Act funding is keeping workers employed to remediate abandoned gas station sites along the historic highway in Arizona. The project includes cleaning up groundwater contamination in a state where water is a precious resource.

  • Story and Video
  • Arizona Journal: Underground Storage Tank Clean Up Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Talking Food - Conversations with Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and Nell Newman

Food and the environment are inextricably linked; a healthy environment supports healthy food. Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld asks the questions and elicits some thoughtful comments on sustainable agriculture, frozen vegies, favorite meals and more.

  • Listen to the Conversations

Visitors from Beijing and Washington, DC

Officials from the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection Exiting EPA (disclaimer) and from the White House Council on Environmental Quality met with EPA managers and staff.

Protecting the Air in the Pacific Islands

Pollution controls will be installed at a bulk gasoline terminal to lessen the health risks to local residents by reducing hazardous air pollutants.
  • Green Environment News - EPA fines Mariana Acquisition Corporation Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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