Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced nearly $216,000 in federal grant funding for the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District to fight air pollution in the region.

“Clean air is essential to the health of both our families and our environment,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am so pleased Ventura County is receiving this funding, because programs like this are critical for monitoring air quality and ensuring the region is taking the steps necessary to protect our community’s well-being for current and future generations.”

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will receive $215,946 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support planning, evaluation, and other activities to protect and improve local air quality.

“Ventura County Air Pollution Control District is very grateful that Congress has continued to authorize this EPA funding to help support our successful program to improve air quality in the county with the goal of meeting state and federal ambient air quality standards,” said Mike Villegas, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Executive Officer. “This funding is important and helps local businesses from having to bear the entire cost of Ventura County’s air quality programs.”

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