Hoeven Announces EPA Funding to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians & Spirit Lake Tribe

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded funding to two tribes in North Dakota:

  • $500,000 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. This grant was made available through the Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Cooperative Agreement and will be used to remove asbestos from aging structures at L’BelCour in Becourt.  
  • $310,000 to the Spirit Lake Tribe for efforts to clean up brownfield sites near Fort Totten, Sheyenne and St. Michael for redevelopment.

“Asbestos is a hazardous contaminant and this funding from EPA will help Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake remove it alongside other contaminants from the properties, providing a safer environment for the area,” said Hoeven.