EPA honors tribes as environmental heroes
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected American Indian tribes in the West, along the border and in Hawaii for environmental excellence, during the EPA's eighth annual Environmental Awards ceremony.
EPA Regional Administrator Wayne Nastri presented plaques to three dozen organizations and individuals throughout the Pacific Southwest in recognition of their efforts to protect and preserve the environment in 2005.
''These organizations and individuals have applied creativity, teamwork and leadership in addressing many of the west's most sensitive and complex environmental challenges,'' Nastri said at the award ceremony April 18.
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