Pacific Southwest Media Kits

Recent Pacific Southwest Media Kits

Date Media Kit Title Location

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Greening the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Federal Green Challenge Award Goes to National Park Service for Renewable Energy Innovation

Removing Underground Storage Tanks on Navajo Nation

EPA’s Underground Storage Tank Program located and removed two underground storage tanks at the former Smith Lake Trading Post.
Navajo Nation/
New Mexico

No Wasted Food at Super Bowl 50

San Francisco food recovery efforts, which align with the City of San Francisco's zero waste focus,
during Super Bowl 50.

U.S. EPA Involvement in the Response to the Natural Gas Leak at the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon Facility

California state and local agencies are on the forefront of the response to the natural gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon facility.

EPA Stops Sales of WellPlant's "Mold Manager"

EPA has ordered the Sparks, Nevada company, WellPlant Inc. to stop selling Mold Manager, an unregistered pesticide in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

EPA Requires ASARCO to Cut Toxic Emissions at 103-Year-Old Arizona Copper Smelter

The U.S. Department of Justice and EPA recently announced a settlement with ASARCO requiring the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large smelter located in Hayden, Ariz.

Water Conservation Innovator

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Wins Federal Green Challenge Award

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is one of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the world and has achieved Federal Green Challenge accomplishments in both waste and procurement target categories.

Lehigh Cement to Cut Toxic Discharges to San Francisco Bay

EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the state of California have announced a settlement requiring the Lehigh cement plant near Cupertino to reduce toxic discharges of selenium and other metals to Permanente Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay.

EPA Honors Disneyland Resort for Achievements in Food Recovery

Disneyland Resort has been recognized by EPA with the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge award for its zero waste efforts, and the highest percent increase in food recovery of any theme park in the nation.

EPA's Review of California's Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

The state of California was delegated primary responsibility for implementing the Class II oil and gas underground injection control (UIC) program of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1983.

MGM Resorts International Leads Zero Waste Efforts in Las Vegas, NV

MGM Resorts International was recognized by EPA and the state of Nevada for their efforts to reduce food waste. MGM Resorts International and MGM Grand Las Vegas are two of 32 recipients who received the 2013 Food Recovery Challenge Award.

EPA Leads Effort to Contain Jet Fuel Spill in Honolulu

EPA has issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Island Access Road in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Green Cleaning in San Francisco

EPA and the San Francisco Department of the Environment honored five companies who have successfully completed the city’s new “Custodial Green Cleaning” pilot program, the first green business program in the nation with training focused on custodial worker health.

Converting Food Waste to Renewable Energy

PA's Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, City of San José Mayor Chuck Reed, and San José Council Member Xavier Campos visited the city’s Zero Waste Energy Development anaerobic digestion facility where food scraps are turned into renewable energy and compost for local farms.