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

September 2011 Newsletter

September 2011

Green Jobs in California

Officials at Method

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson recently visited California and toured a recycling center and a cleaning products company that uses recycled materials and environmentally sound ingredients in its products. The Administrator discussed the President's jobs initiative, with an emphasis on green jobs and growing the economy while protecting the environment.

San Francisco Examiner: Recycling Facility on Green Jobs Tour Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Lisa Jackson Interview on KQED's Forum Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Photo Gallery Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

seal with debris around its neck

Marine World

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Nikolai Maximenko, and Jared Blumenfeld discuss the ocean environment, the future of our seas, tsunamis and marine debris.

Listen to the Conversations

Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day

Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld gave a keynote address and joined federal, state, and local officials to kick off Coastal Cleanup Day.

About Coastal Cleanup Day Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Thousands Clean Up Beaches (video) Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Guam's Ordot Dump is Closed

After years of work, a new landfill site replaces the dump. The new site will seal off sources of contamination.

Guam Pacific Daily News:
    —  Dump Closes: Belated Victory for Ordot Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
    —  Landfill Designed to Exceed Requirements Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
EPA in Guam

Kettleman City Landfill Pays $1 Million Over Violations

Chemical Waste Management was required to pay a $400,000 fine and spend an estimated $600,000 to comply with environmental laws after the facility failed to properly manage waste at its landfill near Kettleman City.

LA Times: Toxic Dump Near Kettleman City Agrees to Pay Penalties

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