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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

September 2012 Newsletter

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Restoring the San Francisco Bay Delta

EPA has unveiled a new action plan focused on managing the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat.

Protecting the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson joined Mexico’s Secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira Quesada in Tijuana to sign a bi-national agreement to reduce air, water, and land pollution and improve environmental stewardship in the border region.

Honoring Environmental Heroes

A Hawaii company that develops algae for use in biofuels, a Los Angeles environmental justice advocate, and Arizona State University's Sustainable Cities Network are among the 12 winners of EPA's 2012 Environmental Awards for the Pacific Southwest.

Journey to American Samoa


Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld recently represented EPA at a meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force in American Samoa. He also toured American Samoa EPA's new LEED-certified office building.

Sustainable Drinking Water for Nevada

An EPA grant to the University of Nevada, Reno, will support the development of innovative treatment methods to protect people's health by keeping harmful contaminants out of drinking water.

Protecting Hawaii's Water

EPA enforced the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect a high priority watershed where the use of large capacity cesspools poses a significant risk to underground sources of drinking water and nearby surface waters.

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