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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding three Oregon tribes more than $1.1 million for projects to improve water and air quality and reduce pollution.

The two Democrat senators on Thursday, Sept. 14, in a statement reported the combined total is $1,104,088, with $1 million of that going to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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