The Maricopa Association of Governments joined the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program in 1997. The Clean Cities Program was created by the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) to support voluntary efforts by government and business to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil. There are now over eighty coalitions nationwide.
In July 2001, Maricopa Association of Governments handed over the Clean Cities operation to a group of independent stakeholders representing local industry and government. This group was re-chartered by DOE under the new name, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition. This new and improved coalition emerged with an innovative vision and strategic plan for cleaner air and a future less dependent on petroleum. Today, the coalition’s stakeholders represent more than sixty government, utility, and business organizations.
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