state and local governments

Urban Schools Near Industries to Be Monitored for Air Toxics

Urban Schools Near Industries to Be Monitored for Air Toxics

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the agency will begin a new initiative to measure levels of air contamination near many schools across the country, particularly those located near large industries and in urban areas. The $2.25 million initiative will be the…

Long Island Sound Water Quality Upgrades Funded

Long Island Sound Water Quality Upgrades Funded

RYE, New York, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – Grants for improving water quality in Long Island Sound were announced Friday at a gathering of federal and state environmental officials in Westchester County near the shore. The water quality grants were among 35 grants to state and local governments and community groups made to upgrade the…

Grants of $20.5 Million Safeguard Coastal Wetlands

Grants of $20.5 Million Safeguard Coastal Wetlands

WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – Twenty-nine conservation projects encompassing nearly 10,000 acres of coastal wetlands will be funded with $20.5 million from 2008 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced Friday. The grants will be used to acquire, restore or enhance coastal wetlands to provide long-term conservation benefits to fish,…