EPA, Pueblo of Cochiti Develop Green Infrastructure Projects

EPA, Pueblo of Cochiti Develop Green Infrastructure Projects

DALLAS – September 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As different areas of the country become drier and hotter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico, are developing green infrastructure projects that address water needs. The EPA initiative focuses resources from multiple federal agencies to help meet economic, environmental and community needs identified by tribal leaders. EPA is also providing assistance with drinking water sources and brownfields evaluation.

“EPA is committed to helping our tribal partners take action to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “We will continue to engage these important communities and tribal leadership who are working every day to build a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.”

EPA is working to make a visible difference in communities across the country. The Pueblo of Cochiti has identified several challenges including flooding, drainage and drinking water systems where EPA can offer assistance. As part of this effort, EPA is leveraging support from other organizations and federal agencies to find sustainable solutions to address environmental challenges.

EPA regularly works with communities to advance environmental justice, initiate sustainable practices for local industry and incorporate green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater and create healthier urban environments. By improving the environment and preserving open space, green infrastructure supports sustainable communities.

Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists.

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