$1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations and local governments working on environmental justice issues nationwide. The grant program supports Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority to expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice.
And it isn’t just in the USA, the EPA is giving US taxpayer money to Brazilian programs. Think that’s bad? They are giving money to China too, as if the Chinese need our help.
Project Title: Methane Atlas Energy Gen. in Brazilian Landfills
Grant ID Number: XA – 83604601-0
Recipient Name: Abrelp Associacao Brasileira De Empres De Limp Pub
Award Date: 01/08/2011 Cum Award: $160,000
Project Start: 01/08/2011 Project End: 31/01/2013
To develop a publication, the “Atlas of GHG Emission and Energy Potential by Waste Destination in Brazil.” This will provide up-to-date information on waste management in the country, the types of final waste disposal in each geographic area broken down by state, waste management as a renewable energy resource for Brazil, the potential for GHG emissions reductions, and finally the viable end-use options to be applied in the sector.
Project Title: Scale-up of Biomass Stoves in Western China
Grant ID Number: XA – 83366201-2
Recipient Name: China Assoc. of Rural Energy Industry
Award Date: 28/04/2010 Cum Award: $230,000
Project Start: 01/08/2007 Project End: 31/01/2011
The China Association of Rural Energy Industry will help 100,000 Chinese adopt cleaner technologies that improve health while protecting the environment (reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions).