Hoeven: EPA Awards Funding in North Dakota
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 three entities in North Dakota:
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – $230,000 to provide flexibility in addressing environmental priorities as well as developing, updating and providing environmental outreach and education programs.
- Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians – $130,000 to remove hazardous substances by remediating and redeveloping brownfield sites.
- North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division – $26,157 to support existing environmental programs including the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program to protect underground sources of drinking water.
“These three grants from EPA will be used to support state and tribal-led efforts to advance good environmental stewardship and protect public health,” said Hoeven.
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