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EPA Honors 2014 Clean Air Excellence Award Winners in the Northwest

Release Date: 04/03/2014
Contact Information: Contact: Mark MacIntyre / EPA-Seattle / 206-553-7302 / macintyre.mark@epa.gov

SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today presented the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. Two projects in the Northwest garnered awards that recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and the environment, educate the public, serve their communities and stimulate the economy.

“We’re proud of our Clean Air Excellence Award winners here in Washington and applaud their efforts to protect local air quality,” said Dennis McLerran, EPA Region 10 Regional Administrator in Seattle. “These winners are educating our communities, inspiring organizations to take action and developing cutting-edge programs that will cut harmful pollution, improve public health, and make our cities and towns more sustainable.”

This year’s award winners demonstrate a commitment to protecting the air we breathe and addressing climate change. This year’s winners include:

Seaport Air Quality Program – Port of Seattle – Seattle, WA (http://www.portseattle.org/Environmental/Air/Seaport-Air-Quality/Pages/default.aspx)

Improving Tribal Indoor Air Quality - Tribal Healthy Homes Northwest – Issaquah, WA (http://thhnw.org/)

The awards program, established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have had the courage to innovate, served as pioneers in their fields, advanced public understanding of air pollution and improved air quality. Entries are judged by EPA and the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, and winners will be recognized with a certificate at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on April 2, 2014.

For more about EPA’s 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards: http://www.epa.gov/air/cleanairawards/