News Release: Adapted from the Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $326,776 in grants to fund four environmental projects in California and Baja California, along the U.S.-Mexico border. The projects aim to increase understanding of binational airshed data, assess transboundary wastewater spill impacts, improve waste management and reduce plastic bag pollution. The funds will be matched by an additional $318,813 from the recipient organizations.
“These grants will fund projects designed to help mitigate health and environmental risks, advance economic development, and provide clean water and air for families living in the region,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
The University of Washington will receive $99,935 to assess and prioritize sources of particulate matter through the installation of six air quality monitors near the San Ysidro port of entry, the busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere. The community air study project, in partnership with San Diego State University and Casa Familiar, will increase knowledge of this binational airshed and provide information on emissions entering the U.S. from Mexico.
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