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EPA Awards Grants To 4 Bay Area Projects

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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson addresses reporters at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo)

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson addresses reporters at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo)

OAKLAND (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing funding for environmental education and habitat restoration in three low-income Bay Area communities.

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson announced the environmental justice grants at a town hall meeting in Oakland on Saturday.

Jackson and members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent the day visiting several spots in the city, including a Superfund site and an urban food cooperative.

Four projects will each get a $25,000 grant.

The projects aim to educate low-income communities in Richmond and Oakland about climate change, restore a wildlife habitat in urban Richmond and develop a program to engage Latinos in San Rafael’s Canal district in discussions about environmental issues.

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