The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is starting to give out money from the $787 billion federal stimulus plan: Four states will receive a combined $297 million for clean water and wastewater treatment projects.
The EPA said Thursday the money will go to existing programs called the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the Tribal Clean Water & Drinking Water Set-Aside programs.
Alaska is set to get $43 million, Idaho $39 million, Oregon $73 million and Washington $111 million. American Indian tribes in Alaska will get $27 million. Another $4.4 million will go to tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
The states are to use the money to provide...