MCDI is a voluntary program to reduce diesel emissions and diesel fuel usage in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
Federal, state and local governments, private companies, and non-profit organizations collaborate to create and support clean diesel coalitions who carry out actions in each state.
MCDI is a conduit for the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC).
Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Overview (PDF) (4pp., 2.7MB) August 2006
MCDI's Steering Committee is comprised of State, National, and other organizations that meet regularly to discuss emerging and evolving issues, determine overall MCDI goals, and to augment State Coalition clean diesel actions. The MCDI Steering Committe is comprised of the following members:
- Darwin Burkhart, Illinois EPA
- Angela Tin, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
- Brian Urbaszewski and Ashley Collins, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
- Shawn Seals, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
- Carl Lisek, South Shore Clean Cities and Wisconsin Clean Cities
- Chad Rogers and Bob Rusch, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
- Greg Zukowski, Macomb County Department of Roads
- Sarah Lang, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
- Mark Sulzbach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Bill Droessler, Minnesota Environmental Initiative
- Carolina Prado and Carolyn Watkins, Ohio EPA
- Joe Koncelik, Franz Ward LLP
- Jessica Lawent, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- John Rodgers, Leonardo Academy
- National Groups:
- Dawn Fenton, Volvo
- Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum
- Antonio Santos, Manufacturer of Emissions Controls Association
- Paul Cook, Caterpillar Emissions Solutions
- Gwen Langley, Cummins Inc.
- EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality:
- Julie Henning, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Each of MCDI's six State Clean Diesel Coalitions are encouraged and supported through MCDI. State coalitions create the forums to connect interested fleets with technology information and funding opportunities. They can also work together to institute policies and practices. MCDI supports the development of state coalitions though technical assistance and project funds.
Each state has varied priorities and opportunities to reduce diesel emissions. These can range from geographic areas to target, sectors areas of focus, or opportunities for funding at the state and local level. Representatives from each of the State Clean Diesel Coalitions serve on the MCDI Steering Committee.
Old Leadership Group Materials
You can access our old leadership group materials here.