News Releases from Region 06
EPA, Pueblo of Cochiti Develop Green Infrastructure Projects
DALLAS - (Sept. 30, 2015) As different areas of the country become drier and hotter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico, are developing green infrastructure projects that address water needs. The EPA initiative focuses resources from multiple federal agencies to help meet economic, environmental and community needs identified by tribal leaders. EPA is also providing assistance with drinking water sources and brownfields evaluation.
"EPA is committed to helping our tribal partners take action to reduce our environmental footprint," said Regional Administrator Ron Curry. "We will continue to engage these important communities and tribal leadership who are working every day to build a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future."
EPA is working to make a visible difference in communities across the country. The Pueblo of Cochiti has identified several challenges including flooding, drainage and drinking water systems where EPA can offer assistance. As part of this effort, EPA is leveraging support from other organizations and federal agencies to find sustainable solutions to address environmental challenges.
EPA regularly works with communities to advance environmental justice, initiate sustainable practices for local industry and incorporate green infrastructure.
Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater and create healthier urban environments. By improving the environment and preserving open space, green infrastructure supports sustainable communities.
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