Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
EPA Leader Visits California
In a Bay Area visit, Lisa Jackson toured a San Francisco green business that makes parts for hybrid and electric vehicles and participated in the Rio+2.0 Conference, where she spoke about the importance of technology in the environmental, health and sustainable development fields. In Los Angeles, Jackson toured UCLA's Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, an EPA grantee. She also participated in a community meeting to discuss EPA's environmental justice priorities.
- CBS San Francisco: EPA Head Tours Bay Area Electric Car Company
- Mission Motors and USRio+2.0
- USRio+2.0 Conference
Interview with the Regional Administrator
Jared Blumenfeld discusses climate change, smart growth, and how green jobs can help protect the environment while growing the economy.
- KQED: Climate Watch (video)
Clearing California's Coast
Ships will no longer be allowed to release sewage into coastal waters. The new rule creates the largest coastal no-dumping zone in the nation.
- San Francisco Chronicle: EPA Bans Ships From Dumping Waste Off State Coast
- California's No Discharge Zone
Protecting Drinking Water
Forty local workers have started construction at Sunrise Landfill near Las Vegas. They will be installing extensive stormwater controls which will help protect drinking water sources.
- Feature Story
- Las Vegas Review-Journal: Sunrise Mountain Landfill Enters Key Construction Phase
The Clean Air Act: Keeping Communities Safe
A Bay Area food processor leaked poisonous gas into the air, endangering the surrounding community. EPA's enforcement action requires the company to upgrade its systems, including replacing safety relief valves and components.
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