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2009 Press Releases   

Below are EPA press releases related to the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) for the current year. If you are interested in all EPA press releases, please visit the EPA Newsroom.

Press Releases for 2009
December 23, 2009 EPA Releases New Mobile Source Emissions Model
December 22, 2009 EPA Adopts Strong Standards for Large Ships to Curb Air Pollution
December 7, 2009 EPA: Greenhouse Gases Threaten Public Health and the Environment / Science overwhelmingly shows greenhouse gas concentrations at unprecedented levels due to human activity
December 3, 2009 Global Methane Partnership Marks Five Years of Progress
December 1, 2009 EPA Notifies Industry Group on Status of Ethanol Waiver Request
November 20, 2009 New Trends Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases
November 5, 2009 Hawaii Department of Health to use U.S. EPA $1.73 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for cleaner diesel vehicles
October 15, 2009 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available/ Guide helps drivers save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
October 14, 2009 EPA Report: Clean Diesel Program Protects Health and the Environment, Saves Communities up to $1.4 Billion Health benefits, operating costs make clean diesel a cost-effective program to protect human health and the environment
October 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Salutes SmartWay Transport Partners in the Southeast
October 6, 2009 Smartway Honors Freight Industry Leaders For Reducing Co2 Emissions
October 1, 2009 EPA Administrator Announces Millions of “Green” Recovery Act Dollars To Clean Southern California Air
September 30, 2009 New EPA Rule Will Require Use of Best Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Large Facilities/Small businesses and farms exempt
September 30, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 2 Awards $1.2 Million in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
September 30, 2009 Workshop for W. Va. businesses and nonprofits on applying for EPA clean diesel grants
September 22, 2009 EPA Finalizes the Nation’s First Greenhouse Gas Reporting System/Monitoring to begin in 2010
September 17, 2009 EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Leadership Group presents awards for diesel emission reductions
September 15, 2009 DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Propose National Program to Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Greenhouse Gases/ New Interagency Program to Address Climate Change and Energy Security
August 27, 2009 EPA Awards $20 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Clean Diesel Finance Program
August 26, 2009 EPA Awards $9 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Clean Diesel at the Port of Houston
August 21, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards More than Half a Million Dollars in Recovery Funding to the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
August 21, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $1.25 Million in Recovery Funding to the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
August 20, 2009 $3.5 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Help Cut Diesel Pollution, Create Jobs in Port of Baltimore
August 13, 2009 $3.49 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Help Cut Diesel Pollution, Create Jobs in Pittsburgh Area
August 12, 2009 EPA Accelerates Green Innovation with EcoCar Competition
August 12, 2009 OHIO EDISON AGREES TO REPOWER POWER PLANT WITH RENEWABLE BIOMASS FUEL Agreement will Reduce Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 1.3 Million tons a year
August 11, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 7 Awards $1M in Recovery Funding to University of Nebraska-Lincoln to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
August 7, 2009 EPA Posts Peer Review of Renewable Fuel Standards Lifecycle Analysis
August 4, 2009 U.S. EPA hosts August 6 hearing on standards for large ships in Long Beach
August 4, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 awards $3 million in Recovery Act Funding to Minnesota Environmental Initiative to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 29, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 10 Awards Over $900,000 in Recovery Funding to Cascade Sierra Solutions to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 28, 2009 Millions available to reduce truck pollution at Port of Oakland
July 24, 2009 EPA awards $2.8 million in Recovery Act funding in Colorado to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
July 22, 2009 Stimulus Plan's First Cleaner School Bus / State Gives San Diego Funding To Retrofit Dirty Diesels
July 21, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards More Than $1 million in Recovery Act Funding to Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 21, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards More Than $1.2 million in Recovery Act Funding to Lenawee Intermediate School District to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 21, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards More Than $2.4 million in Recovery Act Funding to National School Transportation Association to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 21, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards More Than $2 million in Recovery Act Funding to Wisconsin Department of Commerce to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 20, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 10 Awards Over $1.6 million in Recovery Funding to City of Portland to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 20, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 10 Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Recovery Funding to Port of Tacoma to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 17, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 4 Awards $2 Million in Recovery Funding to the Kentucky Association of General Contractors to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 17, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards More Than $800,000 in Recovery Funding to City of Phoenix to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
July 17, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 2 Awards $1.4 Million in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 16, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $1.4 M in Recovery Funding to Columbus, MS Schools to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA Region 7 Awards $4 Million in Recovery Funding to Kansas Department of Health and Environment to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA Region 7 Awards $1 Million in Recovery Funding to Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA Region 7 Awards $975,609 in Recovery Funding to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA Region 7 Awards $1 Million in Recovery Funding to Johnson County, Kan., to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA Region 7 Awards $2 Million in Recovery Funding to Grace Hill to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 EPA awards $16.1 million in Recovery Act funds to projects in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $1 Million in Recovery Funding to VIA Metropolitan Transit to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $5.8 Million in Recovery Funding to Houston to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $1.8 Million in Recovery Funding to Oklahoma to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $583,125 in Recovery Funding to Albuquerque to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $2.9 Million in Recovery Funding to Railroad Research Foundation to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 15, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $793,566 in Recovery Funding to Arkansas to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 10, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 4 Awards More than $1.1 Million in Recovery Funding to the American Lung Associations in AL, GA, KY, NC, SC TN, and FL to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 10, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $1.7 Million in Recovery Funding to the University of Georgia Research Foundation to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 9, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 2 Awards $17 Million in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 9, 2009 U.S. EPA's Region 5 Awards $571,107 in Recovery Act Funding to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 8, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards More Than $25 million in Recovery Act Funding to California Communities to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Miami-Dade Transit to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs in Miami, Florida
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs in South Carolina
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Georgia Ports Authority to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs in North Carolina
July 6, 2009 U.S. EPA Expedites Economic Recovery Funding to Georgia Department of Natural Resources to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 Maine DEP Awarded $746K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 Massachusetts DEP Awarded $502K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 Maine Turnpike Authority Awarded $1.2 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 Providence Awarded $565K in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 Northeast Air Managers Awarded $2.7 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
July 2, 2009 EPA Extends Comment Period for Renewable Fuel Standard Program The Agency Provides More Time for the Public to Comment
July 1, 2009 EPA Proposes Stringent Standards for Large Ships
June 30, 2009 EPA Grants California GHG Waiver
June 30, 2009 MEDIA ALERT: Background Briefing Call with EPA Officials to Discuss EPA’s Decision to Grant California GHG Waiver Request
June 29, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $1.1 Million in Recovery Funding to Mecklenburg County, NC to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
June 29, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $1,999,900 in Recovery Funding to the SC State Ports Authority to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
June 29, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $2 Million in Recovery Funding to Miami-Dade County, FL to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
June 29, 2009 U.S. EPA Awards $2 Million in Recovery Funding to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
June 26, 2009 U.S. EPA awards more than $ 1.3 million in Recovery Act funding to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
June 26, 2009 U.S. EPA awards $450,000 in Recovery Act funding to the Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
June 26, 2009 U.S. EPA awards $500,000 in Recovery Act funding to the Sioux Falls School District to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
June 26, 2009 U.S. EPA awards $700,000 in Recovery Act Funding to Montana Department of Environmental Quality to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
June 26, 2009 U.S. EPA awards $750,000 in Recovery Act Funding to Utah Department of Environmental Quality to reduce diesel emissions and create jobs
June 12, 2009 Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
June 12, 2009 U.S. EPA’s Region 6 Awards $3.7 Million in Recovery Funding to Dallas-Fort Worth Area to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
June 8, 2009 EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Increase in Renewable Fuels
June 1, 2009 WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Visits Ohio to Announce Recovery Act Grants for Auto Communities / Administrator joins Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Ohio public officials to announce clean diesel recovery act grants for projects in Columbus, Cincinnati
May 29, 2009 WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Visit Ohio to Announce American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants for Auto Communities / Administrator to join Ohio public officials to announce recovery act grants for clean diesel projects in Columbus, Cincinnati
May 19, 2009 President Obama Announces National Fuel Efficiency Policy
May 14, 2009 Maryland Showcases How $1.73 Million in Recovery Funds Will Tackle Diesel Pollution
May 5, 2009 EPA delivers over $2 Million to help Portland, Multnomah County to reduce diesel pollution
May 5, 2009 EPA Lays out a Plan for the Nation’s Increase in Renewable fuels
May 4, 2009 Media Advisory: Conference Call to Discuss President Obama’s Commitment to Biofuels and Proposed Rulemaking on the Renewable Fuel Standard
April 24, 2009 New Hampshire Receives Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 17, 2009 EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare / Proposed Finding Comes in Response to 2007 Supreme Court Ruling
April 16, 2009 North Carolina Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 16, 2009 EPA Seeks Comments on E15 Request
April 16, 2009 EPA, industry partners offer sneak preview of unique Michigan-developed green technology for moving cargo containers EPA Patented Technology Saves Fuel and Reduces Emissions
April 15, 2009 Montana Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 15, 2009 EPA Publishes Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
April 15, 2009 Rhode Island Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions,
Create Jobs Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 14, 2009 Vermont Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions,
Create Jobs Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 9, 2009 Oregon Receives $1.73 Million in Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 9, 2009 Idaho Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 9, 2009 Washington Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 9, 2009 Maine Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 9, 2009 Arizona Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
/ Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 8, 2009 Iowa Receives $1.73M Federal Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Protect Health and Create Jobs
April 8, 2009 Kansas Receives $1.73M Federal Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Protect Health and Create Jobs
April 8, 2009 Missouri Receives $1.73M Federal Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Protect Health and Create Jobs
April 8, 2009 Nebraska Receives $1.73M Federal Economic Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Protect Health and Create Jobs
April 8, 2009 Wisconsin receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 Ohio receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 Minnesota receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 Illinois receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 Indiana receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 Michigan receives economic recovery funding from U.S.EPA to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming receive Recovery Act funding to reduce diesel emissions, create jobs
April 8, 2009 California Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs / Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 8, 2009 Nevada Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs / Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 8, 2009 Hawaii Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
/ Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths, asthma attacks, other health problems
April 8, 2009 New Jersey Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 8, 2009 New York Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
April 2, 2009 Blue Skyways Collaborative Grant of $454,849 Presented to Grace Hill Settlement House for School Bus Retrofit Program
April 1, 2009 Grace Hill Settlement House to Receive $454,849 Grant for First Student School Bus Retrofit Program
March 30, 2009 U.S. Proposes to Slash Harmful Ship Emissions Along the Nation’s Coastlines to Save Lives
March 27, 2009 EPA Announces First of Nearly $100 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Create Jobs and Protect Colorado's Environment
March 27, 2009 EPA Helps Put America Back to Work Protecting Human Health and Cleaning Up the Environment
March 26, 2009 EPA Revs Up Leased Construction Equipment Retrofit Program
March 20, 2009 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas will receive funding to create jobs to help the public breathe cleaner air and support brownfields
March 20, 2009 EPA Announces $211 Million of Recovery Act Funding Available to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Spur Redevelopment, Create Jobs EPA: This funding will create jobs to help the public breathe cleaner air and support brownfields redevelopment.
March 10, 2009 EPA Proposes First National Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 9, 2009 EPA Awards TDA Research, Inc. $225,000 for Development Process to Produce Low-Cost Biodiesel
March 3, 2009 EPA Hearing on California Greenhouse Gas Waiver
February 27, 2009 EPA Proposes to Reduce Air Toxics from Stationary Diesel and Gas-Fired Engines
February 26, 2009 EPA Provides $205,000 for Chittenden Solid Waste District to Fund Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles
February 26, 2009 EPA Provides Nearly $230,000 for Manchester Transit Authority to Retrofit Municipal Diesel Vehicles
February 26, 2009 EPA Provides $1.35M to Improve Air Quality in Massachusetts with Clean Diesel Projects
February 26, 2009 EPA Provides $50,000 for Connecticut to Retrofit Diesel Maintenance Vehicles
February 26, 2009 President’s Proposed EPA Budget Provides Strengthened Environmental Protection
February 26, 2009 EPA awards over $4.8 million to Midwest Clean Diesel partners; Wis. DOT gets $750,000
February 19, 2009 Stimulus Plan Will Create Sustainable Jobs That Will Protect Public Health
February 18, 2009 Oklahoma Commission awarded $85,000 from EPA for emissions training
February 17, 2009 EPA Administrator Jackson Orders Review of Key Clean Air Document
February 6, 2009 EPA Revisits California Waiver Decision
January 27, 2009 Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Awarded $850,000 for Diesel Emissions Reduction Project
January 23, 2009 Statement by Administrator-designate Lisa Jackson
January 23, 2009 Something New to Look for at the Auto Show SmartWay: EPA's Logo for Fuel Efficient Vehicles
January 9, 2009 North Texas, TCEQ awarded $2 million for clean diesel projects
January 5, 2009 U.S. EPA, California agencies showcase “greener” tractors, bulldozers / New cleaner off road equipment will improve air quality, save lives

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