Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Supporting a Healthy Environment
in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
EPA has awarded more than $460,000 in grants to fund seven environmental projects along the California and Arizona U.S-Mexico border. The projects include restoration of an important estuary, expansion of a municipal oil recycling program and several efforts to track air pollution in the region.
- Arizona Capitol Times: Grant to Arizona State University
- Environmental Projects Along the Border
- Border 2020
Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion -
A Tool Kit for Getting Permission to Digest
Northern California’s Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a pioneer in the field of food waste anaerobic digestion. In an effort to assist other waste agencies, EPA provided a grant to HWMA to develop a tool kit that provides an overview of key permitting steps and regulatory requirements for anaerobic digesters processing wasted food.
Burn Cleaner to Improve Health
Today’s wood stove models feature improved safety and efficiency; they produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood. Vouchers for new wood stoves were recently announced in Butte County, Calif.
- Chico ER: Stove Swap Vouchers Available
- Choosing the Right Wood Stove
- Wood Smoke and Asthma (videos)
Breathe Easier • Reduce Smoke • Dry Firewood
Reducing Diesel Emissions in the West
The West Coast Collaborative (WCC) is an ambitious public-private partnership of federal, state, and local governments, the private sector, academia, and environmental groups committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean air technologies and practices along the West Coast of North America. The WCC recently announced the 2013 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant recipients in western states.
- Pacific News Center: Pacific Islands Receive Grants to Prevent Harmful Diesel Emissions
- Grants to Reduce Diesel Emissions
- West Coast Collaborative
Chevron Cited over Chemical Releases
EPA has filed formal notice against Chevron for failing to maintain equipment and for not responding adequately to chemical releases at its Richmond refinery, the site of a massive fire in 2012.
- San Francisco Chronicle: 62 Violations by Chevron
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