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EPA Awards Over $300,000 to the State of New Mexico to Prevent Air Pollution

Release Date: 07/18/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – July 18, 2012) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $300,204 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The funds will be used by NMED to administer the state’s Air Pollution Prevention and Abatement Program which aims to prevent, reduce and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also be used to administer the State’s air permitting, air planning, environmental compliance programs and ambient air monitoring activities.

The NMED will monitor for major pollutants, identifying major and minor sources of air pollution that may be impacting New Mexico. This will assist in helping New Mexico residents live healthier lives and breathe more easily.

Additional information on EPA grants is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

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