Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Clean Energy and Climate Change in the Pacific Southwest
Across the planet, there is a growing concern about the impacts of climate change on our environment and health. While it will take a global effort to mitigate and address those impacts, there is much that can be done within the Pacific Southwest. This Web site is meant to provide information on regional clean energy and climate change resources and to share information on how YOU can make a difference.
The Strategy sets out long-term goals and specific actions that are EPA's contributions to national efforts to prepare for, and build resilience to, the impacts of a changing climate on water resources.
Vintage Oil and Gas Production agrees to pay fine $34,000 to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act related to greenhouse gas emissions at the Kern Front Oil Field located north of Bakersfield, California.
Learn more: Company Self-Discloses Air Violations
Climate Change News
Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 in 2009 that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. As part of this effort, the Region 9 Office has set two new sustainability goals: to achieve carbon neutrality and zero-waste to landfill by January 1, 2012."Region 9 Policy on Carbon Neutrality and Zero Waste (2 pp, 266K)
Greenhouse Gas Data
For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA's GHG Reporting Program.
Black Carbon Symposium, 2012
On November 14, 2012, EPA hosted the Black Carbon Symposium in San Francisco to share the latest scientific advancements on black carbon public health, climate, and air quality impacts.
Climate Change Indicators in the United States
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