EPA Launches New Tribal Portal Web site

On July 26, EPA announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind portal web site to help the tribal community, its supporters and the public find tribal environmental information and data through a single web-based access point.

"For centuries, Native Americans have been respected for their commitment to Mother Earth. At EPA, we share in the obligation to pass down a cleaner, healthier environment to future generations," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "This new Web site reflects EPA's ongoing efforts to reach-out to the tribal community in order to accelerate human health and environmental protection in Indian country."

The new cross-agency Web site allows EPA to consolidate and share environmental information reflecting the tribal community's perspective and needs into a central, easy-to-navigate structure. Various EPA programs, such as enforcement, waste, underground storage tanks and water, are also consolidating their tribal information through this Web site.

Visit the tribal portal at http://www.epa.gov/tribalportal.

This article originally appeared in the 07/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

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