Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | September 10, 2008

Kentucky Lawyer Sanders says EPA is giving Virginia $13.9 million to improve water quality.

EPA is providing $13.9 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia to improve water quality.  This grant, along with $2.8 million in state match, is awarded to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to further capitalize its revolving loan fund which provides low interest loans for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, nonpoint source and estuary projects, and other water quality management work.

 DEQ will leverage the funds to issue bonds, which combined with these grants will make $252 million available for water quality project loans. The funding includes the EPA grant, state match, state bonds, repayments from prior loans, interest earnings, and funds that have become available from prior years. 

I hate to be cynical but, with the election about 55 days away, EPA is opening the faucet of federal funds in close battle ground states.  Watch for Ohio, Michigan, and Florida to be the next states to receive multimillion dollar grants from EPA.


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