The association will receive a $190,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to allow it to study its own environment to see how it can be improved, said Harold Frank, the association's environmental planner. The association currently is working on a Tulsequah Chief mine water quality testing program. The group's particular interest is planning in the Taku River Area, Douglas and other traditional territory, Frank said. Congress is studying climate change in Alaska and Frank said the tribe was planning to apply for another EPA grant to study the possible effects of climate change on the Juneau Icefield.
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