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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives.

The City of Ducktown was recently awarded a Clean Air Excellence Award from the EPA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives.

Ducktown was recognized for their 28-Kilowatt Solar Array. Mayor James Talley visited Washington to accept the award.

The award recognizes innovative programs that protect Americans’ health and the environment, educate the public, serve their communities and stimulate the economy.

“The innovative projects undertaken by this year’s Clean Air Excellence Award winners will create cleaner air for communities across the country,” said Janet McCabe, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “These winners are educating our communities, inspiring organizations to take action and developing cutting-edge programs that will cut harmful pollution, improve public health, and make our cities and towns more sustainable.”

From improving indoor air quality in Tribal communities in the Northwest to installing solar panels in Tennessee, award winners demonstrate a commitment to improving the air that we breathe and addressing climate change.

The awards program, established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields, advanced public understanding of air pollution and improved air quality. Entries are judged by EPA and the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, and winners were recognized with a certificate at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on April 2, 2014.


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