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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:58 pm 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $1,031,756 to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for their air pollution prevention and abatement program.

“At EPA, we are protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant represents what EPA is all about, empowering our states to protect their environment.”

“Air pollution does not follow man-made boundaries, and controlling it takes collaboration among local, state, and federal groups,” said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. “This grant will support NMED’s important work to improve air quality in New Mexico.”

NMED will use the funds to support a range of activities, including air permitting and air planning, as well as environmental compliance, surveillance, and abatement monitoring activities. The funds will also help NMED carry out clean air plans for ozone and other pollutants, review air monitoring data and address violations, and collaborate with other partners in New Mexico to achieve pollution-reduction goals.

The federal Clean Air Act protects public health and welfare from different types of air pollution from a variety of sources. State, local, federal and tribal governments are essential partners in implementing Clean Air Act requirements and reducing air pollution. For more about EPA grants: https://www.epa.gov/grants

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Contact: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov


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22nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
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22nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Low Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchipping Clinic
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
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22nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival
Ecstatic Dance
Blues Fest And Local Fine Art, Perfect
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
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Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
30
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Babytime: Sing & Play
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Farmer's Market
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Green Drinks
Pet Central Thrift Store










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