WASHINGTON — Klamath County Public Health and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have secured a combined $5.1 million in federal funds for air quality on Friday, Oct. 27.
According to a press release from U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, $4.67 million from the Environmental Protection Agency will go to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to partner with Klamath County Public Health. The two agencies will change out approximately 300 woodstoves and weatherize 100 houses in Klamath County, with a focus on improving services to underserved populations who rely on wood for heat.
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