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EPA Awards Over $100,000 to Pueblo of Cochiti to Develop Environmental Protection Program

Release Date: 11/27/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 27, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $109,825 to the Pueblo of Cochiti to manage several specific environmental programs and establish a core program for environmental protection. The pueblo will use the funds to attend environmental meetings, provide an environmental office, develop management procedures for water issues, create a solid waste management division, write grants, and develop tribal community outreach. They will also use the funds to review their Treatment as a State designation.

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#112707_pueblo

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