Hudson Valley activist to receive EPA award
Beacon, N.Y. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding its 2011 Environmental Quality Award to a Hudson Valley activist for her work fostering projects to empower communities to participate in environmental decision-making.
Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater's environmental action director, will receive the award on Friday at a ceremony in New York City.
Greene has been a lifelong activist for the environment, peace and social justice. Greene has been an integral part of efforts toget General Electric to remove PCB contamination from the Hudson River and to close the Indian Point nuclear plant.
The US EPA Environmental Quality Award recognizes individual citizens, press and media, business and industry, non-profit organizations, environmental or community groups, and federal, state, local or tribal agencies.
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