"EPA Offers Grants for Environmental Justice Projects"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pledged $1 million to help Utah communities deal with environmental justice challenges over the next two years.

"Our 10 showcase communities," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "will provide lessons for how we make every community a better place for people to live, for business to invest and bring jobs, and for opportunities to grow."

The selected communities are to use collaborative, locally-based approaches to improve public health and the environment. Each project will receive $100,000 to address environmental risks and serve as models for future EPA projects.

Six neighborhoods in central and west Salt Lake City will be part of a children's health initiative: Glendale, Jordan Meadows, Poplar Grove, Rose Park, State Fairpark and Westpointe."

Judy Fahys reports for the Salt Lake Tribune November 17, 2009.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009