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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

May 2011

May 2011 Newsletter

A New Fuel Economy Label For a New Generation Of Cars

fuel-efficient carEPA announced a major new fuel efficiency milestone at the Tesla facility in Palo Alto.
  • News Release, Video and Audio
  • Information about the New Labels
  • ABC7 News: New Stickers Make Care Shopping Easier Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
  • Business Journal: Roadster Fuel Savings: Scan Before you Buy Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Art and Environmentalism

Chris Jordan photoArtists Chris Jordan and Eli Noyes discuss environmental issues, their artistic visions, and upcoming projects.

  • Listen to the Conversations

Greening the Streets of San Francisco

The Newcombe Avenue Model Block Project will replace a nearly 100% impervious streetscape with elements such as permeable pavement, sidewalk landscaping, trees, and stormwater planters. 

  • Project Details

  • News Release

  • San Fancisco Chronicle: Gritty SF Street Turning into Model Block Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

  • Streetscape Improvement Project Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Bakersfield Students Receive President's Environmental Youth Award

A team of special needs youth is recognized for promoting the use of solar power. The team uses model solar-powered cars, a house, and a Ferris wheel to demonstrate various uses of solar energy.

 • News Release
 • KGET.com: Local Students with Autism Given Presidential Award Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

EPA Orders Western Environmental, in Mecca, Calif., to Stop Noxious Odors

To protect the local community, including nearby schools, EPA ordered the facility to take immediate action to eliminate the potential health threat.
  • News Release
  • More Information
  • Mercury News: AQMD Issues Violation vs Soil Facility Over Smell Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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