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EPA Awards Over $100,000 to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes for Environmental Protection Program

Release Date: 11/26/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 26, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $110,000 to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma to manage several specific environmental programs and establish a core program for environmental protection. The tribes will use the funds to attend environmental meetings, provide an environmental office, update and develop quality assurance documents, pursue community outreach, and identify open dumps on tribal land for future cleanup.

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

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio112607_cheyenne

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