08.02.17

Gianforte, Daines Announce $1.7 Million Grant for Libby Cleanup, Restoration

Gianforte, Daines Announce $1.7 Million Grant for Libby Cleanup, Restoration

 

U.S. CONGRESS – Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has been awarded a $1,672,106 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

“The work continues to provide the people of Libby with a clean, healthy place to live, work, and raise a family,” Gianforte said. “This grant from the EPA will help the community in this ongoing effort.”

 

The community of Libby deserves a clean environment and this grant will help achieve that," Daines stated. "I applaud EPA for prioritizing the health of the people of Libby.” 

 

The grant provides $1,672,106 in additional funding through the EPA Cooperative Agreement for the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site, bringing the total award to $9,706,508. The grant promotes cooperation between EPA and the state as cleanup and restorative efforts continue in Libby.

 

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