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Updated Jan 17, 2014 - 11:17 am

Fed money to boost Arizona border environmental projects

PHOENIX — Environmental projects along Arizona’s border with Mexico are
getting a boost with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection

The agency announced Tuesday that Arizona State University has been awarded a
roughly $67,000 grant to find ways to reduce emissions from vehicles.
Researchers will study emissions from idling vehicles at the Mariposa port of
entry in Nogales.

The state Department of Environmental Quality is getting more than $63,000 to
develop an Internet-based toolkit on best practices for reusing and recycling
electronics in border cities.

The EPA’s Pacific Southwest administrator, Jared Blumenfeld, said the grants
will help improve air quality and reduce the waste going into local landfills.


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