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September 29, 2014
ADVISORY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Keynote Speech at Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference

On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver a keynote speech at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Administrator McCarthy’s remarks will focus on why the Clean Water Act proposed rule is so vital to protecting our water resources, communities and economy. She will discuss the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change and how investing in clean water technology will spur economic growth and help us overcome challenges facing our nation’s water resources. A new report, “The Economic and Labor Impact of the Water Sector,” profiled 30 U.S. communities—servicing 83 million people—that will be investing in infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, resulting in $52 billion in annual economic output and supporting 289,000 jobs nationwide.

September 22, 2014
EPA Awards $81,600 to Mesa Community College for Innovative Center for Urban Agriculture
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $81,600 to Mesa Community College for the development of a cutting-edge “Center for Urban Agriculture” program which will include a degree program, urban farm site and engaging local elementary schools.

Pesticide News Story: EPA Recognizes National Farm Safety and Health Week: Supports Safer and Healthier Agricultural Environment
EPA is recognizing National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27) to promote the importance of a safer and healthier agricultural work environment. The 2014 theme, “Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters,” underscores EPA efforts to support the health and safety of farmworker communities.

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