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DALLAS — State and tribal governments in US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, headquartered here, will receive more than $565 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for water projects, the EPA announced in a March 17 news release.
The projects will create jobs in addition to protecting public health and the environment, according to EPA Region 6, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and 65 federally recognized tribes.
This is the first installment of EPA funding available to support states and tribes in Region 6 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009.