10/03/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2023 13:44
Published on October 03, 2023
SAN ANTONIO (October 3, 2023) - A $1 million dollar award was granted to the City of San Antonio from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program.
The grant will be used for three inter-related initiatives:
"Climate action takes the collaborative work of all jurisdictions, at all levels, so our region can make informed decisions about addressing present and future challenges," said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. "We applaud the EPA for providing resources to strengthen local partnerships to address this global issue."
"This project allows us to further develop strategies for implementing San Antonio's climate action plan and begin working with the 12 surrounding counties on plans to reduce their greenhouse gases and address their climate challenges," said Diane Rath, Executive Director of the AACOG.
"We are pleased to work with and support AACOG on regional climate planning," said Chief Sustainability Officer Douglas Melnick. "County-level stakeholder engagement will ensure prioritized strategies reflect community values and the needs of residents."