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North Carolina Local, State Governments Recognized for Innovation in Air Quality
Release Date: 03/25/2004
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353, email@example.com
|The State of North Carolina, the Centralina Council of Governments and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments were recognized for innovative air quality improvements at EPA's fourth annual Clean Air Excellence Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 23 in Washington, D.C.
The State of North Carolina and multiple partners were recognized under the Regulatory/Policy Innovations categoryfor the Clean Smokestacks Act, which requires power companies in the state to reduce emissions by about 75 percent in ten years. The Centralina Council of Governments and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments were recognized under the Community Development/Redevelopment category for the "Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life," a local government partnership in the Charlotte/Gastonia, NC and Rock Hill, SC metropolitan area that addresses environmental issues on a regional basis.
>The Clean Air Excellence Awards, sponsored by EPA, recognize and honor outstanding projects, programs and individuals achieving cleaner air. The program was established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a senior-level policy committee that advises EPA on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. For information on the awards program visit: https://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/2003awar.html