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Media Advisory: EPA and Canada to form cross-border partnership to save fuel, cut greenhouse gases from freight transportation

Release Date: 09/13/2005
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CONTACT: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA174

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2005) —

WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will launch a new partnership with Natural Resources Canada in a joint effort to reduce emissions and fuel use from freight transportation. The agencies will sign a memorandum of understanding to engage the international freight industry in undertaking voluntary actions to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide.

WHO: Suzanne Rudzinski, Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality; Anthony Taylor, Director, Transportation Energy Use Division, Natural Resources Canada; and freight industry representatives.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The James Group International Inc., 4335 W. Fort St., Detroit, Mich.

More information on EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is at Additional information on Canada's FleetSmart Program is at Exit EPA disclaimer