Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Building a Stronger Fresno
The City of Fresno was one of six cities nationwide to be selected for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. As part of the effort, employees of EPA and other federal agencies will work alongside city officials to encourage economic growth and community development.
- ABC30 News Fresno: Obama Administration launches new program to bring growth to Fresno [includes video]
- White House Announcement Video: Strong Cities, Strong Communities
Green Jobs Funding to Aid South Tucson
The City of South Tucson was awarded a $300,000 grant from EPA for green jobs training. The city will use the funds to recruit, train, and place unemployed, predominantly low-income residents in jobs to clean up polluted sites for reuse.
- KVOA 4 News: South Tucson gets $300k for green jobs training
California High-Speed Rail Goes Green
EPA has joined the California High-Speed Rail Authority and other federal agencies in signing an agreement for sustainable planning and design of the proposed 800 miles of track. EPA led efforts to create the agreement, which will provide a venue for partner agencies to jointly work toward sustainability goals.
EPA Fines Van Nuys Metal Plater
EPA recently fined Crown Chrome Plating $100,000 for hazardous waste violations. The company does metal plating primarily for the aerospace industry, and is located in a light industrial zone of Van Nuys, a San Fernando Valley community of about 136,000 residents.
- San Fernando Valley Business Journal: Van Nuys Plating Shop Fined $100,000 by EPA
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