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Alternative fuels initiatives

Expert Opinion

Support alternative fuel and vehicle use via financial incentives (e.g., tax benefits, rebates, etc.), mandates (e.g., consumption targets or renewable fuel standards), research and development investments, etc.

Air and Water Quality

CAFO regulations

Expert Opinion

Establish local regulations for confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that address location, size, facility management, and pollution contributions to complement US EPA regulations

Air and Water Quality

Carpool & rideshare programs

Expert Opinion

Help commuters share transportation through informal arrangements between individuals, formally arranged dynamic ridesharing programs, or other ride-matching services

Air and Water Quality  ·  Housing and Transit

Clean diesel technology fleet transition programs

Scientifically Supported

Replace or retrofit diesel buses or other vehicles to operate with clean diesel technology

Air and Water Quality

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Some Evidence

Support the federal-state partnership that pays participating land owners an annual rental rate for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and introducing conservation practices on the land

Air and Water Quality

Conservation tillage practices

Scientifically Supported

Encourage methods of soil cultivation that keep at least one-third of cultivated soil covered with the previous year’s crop residue (e.g., mulch till, ridge till, strip till, or no-till)

Air and Water Quality

Integrated pest management (IPM) for agriculture & outdoor use

Scientifically Supported

Support a four-tiered approach to outdoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Air and Water Quality

Lead contaminated soil abatement

Expert Opinion

Clean, remove, replace, or cover lead contaminated soil with non-contaminated soil, mulch, sod, grass, or concrete

Air and Water Quality

Lead pipe & plumbing material replacement

Expert Opinion

Replace lead plumbing material such as pipes, service lines, fittings, solder, flux, and fixtures with non-lead plumbing material

Air and Water Quality

Multi-component groundwater management programs

Some Evidence

Address soil and water quality concerns via regular groundwater monitoring, education about risks to groundwater, water quotas and taxes, and other efforts

Air and Water Quality

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