02/23/2012 5 Comments
The EPA gave the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick’s environmental sand box over $468,000 in grants.
$25,000 to evaluate indoor air interventions to reduce diesel particulate matter in West Oakland, Ca.
$100,000 for “The identified issue for this project is exposure to diesel emissions and other environmental hazards associated with inappropriate land use within West Oakland.”
$223,675 to “make use of a broad-based multi-stake-holder group (i.e. the West Oakland Toxic Reduction Collaborative) to assess conditions, develop solutions and support and leverage their implementation as related to environmental and public health burdens from air and other toxics.
$120,000 for “This amendment extends the project and budget ending dates from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2003. There is no change in the approved EPA funding amount of $50,000 for your diesel truck emission reduction initiative. The conditions numbered 1 through 7 in the award remain in full force and effect.”
You would think that the EPA should be proud of this relationship with one of California’s leading environmentalist gadflies, but I guess not. They have wiped all evidence of the Pacific Institute grants off their web page.