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News Releases from Region 06

Texas Evaluates Coastal Wetlands with $245,000 EPA Grant

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard (r6press@epa.gov)
Jennah Durant

DALLAS - (July 15, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are continuing to work on analyzing the condition of the wetland in Texas-as part of a national initiative. The survey will help build state and tribal capacity to monitor and analyze wetland conditions while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries. TCEQ will use a $245,000 grant from the EPA to produce the wetlands status report and implement a wetland monitoring program.

The Clean Water Act recognizes the dangers of having pollution upstream. As water flows downstream, it carries pollutants with it and because wetlands are instrumental in eliminating pollution, they have a huge impact on water downstream. Learn more about the effects of climate change and water pollution at: http://www2.epa.gov/cira.

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