28 Oct '13, 3pm

@EPA Awards $400,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $400,000 to help six communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding is in support of the Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to identify climate-resilient investments such as agency grants and technical assistance for communities across the country. “Investing in green infrastructure pays off for our environment and our economy. It reduces water pollution and energy consumption. It creates jobs and boosts local economic activity,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “And these investments help local communities build resilient systems to protect from severe storms, floods and other impacts of climate change.” This new funding continues the agency’s support for communities using green infrastructure to ...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95297-epa-awards-400000-to...

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