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2007 Press Releases

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Press Releases for 2007
December 19, 2007 America Receives a National Solution for Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
December 19, 2007 EPA Administrator to Discuss National Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
December 18, 2007 The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up in Macon
December 17, 2007 U.S. EPA demonstrates hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery vehicle: Vehicle achieves 60 – 70 percent better fuel economy, 40 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions
December 17, 2007 Georgia-Based Company Agrees to Reduce Hazardous Emissions from Its Aberdeen, Mississippi Facility
December 17, 2007 EPA Grant Helps Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Reduce Children’s Exposure to Diesel School Bus Emissions
December 17, 2007 EPA issues rule to reduce mercury releases from steel manufacturing facilities
December 14, 2007 Ohio company agrees to reduce hazardous emissions
December 14, 2007 Rule Clarification Assures that New Source Review Program is Applied Appropriately
December 6, 2007 Up to $7 Million in Grants Adds Fuel to the Methane to Markets Partnership
December 5, 2007 EPA Funded Research Explores Connection Between Respiratory Illnesses, Air Quality and Weather in New York City
December 4, 2007 U.S. EPA approves Washoe County air quality maintenance plan
December 4, 2007 U.S. EPA finalizes rule to bring cleaner air to Imperial Valley: Imperial County, Air Resources Board must have plan by December 31, 2008
December 4, 2007 Leading Corporations Cutting Greenhouse Gases
November 30, 2007 EPA notifies BP of major clean-air violations
November 29, 2007 EPA Seeks to Cut International Ship Emissions
November 27, 2007 EPA Announces 2008 Renewable Fuels Standard
October 24, 2007 Tennessee business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
October 24, 2007 Two Florida businesses Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
October 24, 2007 North Carolina business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
October 24, 2007 South Carolina business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
October 23, 2007 EPA Lauds Private Partners for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases - Wal-Mart, Office Depot and IBM Among Winners
October 18, 2007 Yes, Kids, There Really is a Magic School Bus
October 12, 2007 Southern California National Freight Gateway Collaboration
October 12, 2007 EPA-DOE Release Fuel Economy Lists for 2008 Models - Numbers reflect new fuel economy testing methods
October 11, 2007 EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Leadership Group presents awards for diesel-emission reduction efforts
October 3, 2007 New Partners Named to Blue Skyways Collaborative
October 3, 2007 New Partners Named to the Blue Skyways Collaborative
October 2, 2007 Loan Program to Help Pay for Cleaner Diesel Trucks in Norfolk
October 2, 2007 Blue Skyways Collaborative Recognizes New Partners at Biannual Meeting in St. Louis
September 27, 2007 153 Employers Qualify for Fifth Annual List of New England’s Best Workplaces for Commuters
September 26, 2007 New Report Shows Increase in Fuel Efficiency for 2007
September 5, 2007 EPA Takes Innovative Approach to Clear the Air at the Nation's Ports
September 5, 2007 New Fuel Economy Stickers to Help Consumers Make More Informed Decisions
August 30, 2007 RFS Program on Track; Begins Sept. 1
August 24, 2007 Great American Trucking Show Highlights First SmartWay Trucks to Use Renewable Fuels - Also Showcases Big- Rigs Reducing Fuel Consumption Up to 20 Percent
August 14, 2007 EPA, India-Based Corporation Join Forces to Reduce Greenhouse Gas
August 10, 2007 U.S. EPA, Bay Area Air District, PGandE, Advanced Energy fund state’s first plug-in hybrid school bus
August 3, 2007 EPA Seeks Applications for Clean Air Excellence Awards
July 18, 2007 EPA invites projects for Midwest Clean-Diesel grants
July 12, 2007 Mass. Waste Removal Company Faces EPA Penalty for Excessive Truck Idling in Revere
July 10, 2007 EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative awards $100,000 to Minnesota Environmental Initiative
July 6, 2007 EPA to award $1.36 million for Clean School Bus projects
July 6, 2007 EPA to Award $1.36 million for Clean School Bus Projects in 10 Central U.S. States
June 28, 2007 U.S. Proposal to Cut International Ship Emissions Finds Key Support
June 28, 2007 EPA Helps Make E85 Available for the First Time to Drivers in the Nation’s Capital
June 25, 2007 Hybrid Vehicles Added to Fleets of Three Federal Agencies
June 22, 2007 Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
June 22, 2007 Two Area Federal Agencies to Receive New Hybrid Vehicles
June 21, 2007 Over $1.3 million in federal funds available for clean school bus projects
June 21, 2007 Over $1.3 million in federal funds available for clean school bus projects
June 13, 2007 EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative invites nominations for leadership awards
June 11, 2007 West Chester Area School District Receives EPA Grant to Help Reduce Diesel Exhaust Pollution on School Buses
June 8, 2007 $1.7 Million Available for New Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA seeking proposals until July 31
June 8, 2007 $1.7 Million available for Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA solicits applications for Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program and Clean School Bus USA
May 30, 2007 EPA Slashes Sulfur Content of Diesel Fuel for Trains, Ships, and Nonroad Equipment
May 29, 2007 EPA Announces that Richmond and Hampton Roads Meet Air Quality Health Standards for 8-hour Ozone
May 24, 2007 EPA Grant Helps Montgomery and Bourbon County School Boards Reduce Children's Exposure to Diesel School Bus Emissions
May 23, 2007 EPA Grant to Help Montgomery and Bourbon County School Boards to Reduce School Bus Diesel Emissions
May 21, 2007 EPA Hearings on California Air Resources Board’s Request for Waiver
May 21, 2007 EPA School Bus Study Shows Idling Worse Than Re-starting Engines
May 17, 2007 With New Guidelines for HOV Exemptions, EPA Puts Clean and Efficient Technologies in the Fast Lane
May 11, 2007 EPA Announces Collaborative to Help Puerto Rico School Buses Reduce Emissions
May 9, 2007 Clean Air Awards Go To Wide Array of Winners
May 8, 2007 MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to hold public hearing on proposed locomotive and marine diesel rule
May 2, 2007 Company Fined for Tainted Fuel
April 23, 2007 EPA to award $700,000 in Clean School Bus grants to Midwest school districts
April 19, 2007 EPA Eases State Highway Project Burdens While Protecting Air Quality
April 17, 2007 Small Engine Rule to Bring Big Emissions Cuts
April 10, 2007 Bush Administration Establishes Program to Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency, Greenhouse Gases
April 9, 2007 Bush Administration Officials Discuss Initiatives to Reduce America's Dependence on Foreign Oil
April 6, 2007 Bush Administration Officials Discuss Initiatives to Reduce America's Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 3, 2007 EPA Grant Helps Brandywine School District Reduce Diesel Exhaust Pollution
March 30, 2007 EPA awards $74,000 grant to Worthington, Ohio, City Schools for clean school bus project
March 30, 2007 EPA Spurs Clean Diesel Technology
March 30, 2007 New Green Big-Rigs Cut Greenhouse Gases, Save Truckers Up To $11,000 Yearly
March 29, 2007 EPA Rule Will Help States Control Fine Particle Air Pollution
March 28, 2007 EPA and Erie County Team Up to Reduce Pollution from School Buses
March 26, 2007 EPA Awards $150,000 Grant to Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for Clean-Diesel Initiative
March 20, 2007 TV Truck Designers Partner With EPA to Help Truckers Save Money, Reduce Emissions - Keep on Truckin' While Cutting Fuel Costs, Protecting Environment
March 19, 2007 Kentucky Association of General Contractors Receives Grant for Clean Diesel Construction Program
March 16, 2007 Kentucky Association of General Contractors to Receive Grant for Clean Diesel Construction Program
March 14, 2007 First Batch of EPA Testing Shows Nonroad Diesel Equipment Meets Tough New Pollution Limits
March 14, 2007 EPA awards $100,000 grant to Honolulu Clean Cities for biodiesel project
March 9, 2007 U.S. EPA awards $200,000 to City College of San Francisco to promote biodiesel
March 7, 2007 Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Diesel Working Group honored for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
March 5, 2007 Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Diesel Working Group to be recognized for environmental achievements
March 2, 2007 Light at the End of the Tunnel is Cleaner Air; EPA Cuts Diesel Locomotive and Vessel Pollution
March 1, 2007 EPA To Make Clean Diesel Announcement
February 21, 2007 Blue Skyways bringing cleaner Arkansas air through cleaner school buses
February 21, 2007 Blue Skyways bringing cleaner Louisiana air through cleaner school buses
February 21, 2007 Blue Skyways bringing cleaner Oklahoma air through cleaner school buses
February 21, 2007 Wal-Mart hosts Blue Skyways Collaborative biannual meeting
February 16, 2007 Nearly $4 Million Pumped into Projects That Will Cut Diesel Pollution in the Northeast
February 16, 2007 Northeast Diesel Collaborative announces $3.8 million in new clean diesel projects
February 15, 2007 EPA awards $50,000 grant to Wisconsin Department of Commerce for Clean-Diesel project
February 15, 2007 EPA awards $94,876 grant to American Lung Association for Chicago Clean School Bus project
February 9, 2007 EPA Rule Slashes Toxics from Gasoline, Vehicles, and Portable Fuel Containers
January 31, 2007 EPA awards $50,000 grant to University of Illinois to cut diesel emissions from Champaign-Urbana buses
January 24, 2007 EPA kicks off midwest clean diesel leadership program
January 23, 2007 U.S. Auto Dealers, EPA Strive To Take Energy Savings to New Heights
January 19, 2007 EPA awards $50,000 grant to Wisconsin to cut diesel emissions from waste haulers
January 18, 2007 National Automobile Dealers Association and EPA to Improve Energy Efficiency at Auto Dealerships
January 17, 2007 New York City to Use Cleaner Diesel Fuel at Ports; Settles Violation by Reducing Emissions in Port
January 10, 2007 Bus Companies Will Pay More Than $237,000, Settling Environmental Violations in Three New England States
January 8, 2007 EPA proposes Ohio county for ozone standard redesignation

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