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In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA) to give the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to clean the air.

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What is lead?

Lead is a heavy, low melting, bluish-gray metal that occurs naturally in the Earth's crust. However, it is rarely found naturally as a metal. It is usually found combined with two or more other elements to form lead compounds.

The Anacostia River and Potomac River Monitoring Program provides information regarding the current water conditions of the Anacostia River and Potomac River in the locations displayed on the map below.

The Anacostia River Watershed covers portions of the District of Columbia, Prince George's and Montgomery County in Maryland. The Watershed is approximately 176 square miles (456 sq. km.) in area and roughly 25% of its land area lies in the District.

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The  Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) is an  aquarium and aquatic education center located minutes from Capitol Hill in Anacostia Park. The AREC houses over 30 species of aquatic life from the District.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet contains the following information on arsenic.

Asbestos Fibers Under a Microscope

The District’s Asbestos Abatement Program ensures that asbestos removal contractors protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of building occupants and the general public.

The backyard wildlife habitat education program educate residents about how to create habitat for wildlife in their space - be it a large yard, row home or balcony.

DC Environmental Literacy Plan

DC PACE

The purpose of the DC PACE Commercial Program is to provide an attractive financing solution that will help commercial property owners implement energy efficiency improvements.

Projects financed by DC PACE Commercial will:

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The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) is designed to help District households, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

The Utility Discount Programs help low-income District residents reduce their utility costs. To qualify, your utility bills must be in your own name, and you must meet income guidelines (below) established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Of all the energy consumed in the United States, about $100 billion worth, approximately one-fifth is used to heat, cool and light our homes and operate home appliances -- stoves, toasters, microwaves, washers, dryers.

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