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WEDNESDAY: EPA ADMINISTRATOR IN PORTLAND, OR TO FOCUS ON AIR QUALITY AND CLEAN WATER

04/13/2015
Contact Information: 
Robert Daguillard (daguillard.robert@epa.gov)
202-564-6618, 202-360-0476

WASHINGTON - This Wednesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Portland, Oregon to award a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and speak at the Craft Brewers Conference about the importance of protecting our nation's water resources. The DERA grant will work towards replacing heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate locally and retrofit cargo handling equipment in North Portland. Administrator McCarthy will join Oregon DEQ Administrator Dick Pedersen, Multnomah County Commissioner, Jules Bailey and North Portland Diesel Emissions Solutions Project Manager, Jeri Williams for a tour of the Northwest Container Services facility, followed by a demonstration showing the visible difference in emissions between old and new diesel trucks.

Later, Administrator McCarthy will deliver remarks at the Craft Brewers Association Annual Conference, addressing the import role clean water plays in protecting small businesses. She will focus on the important need to protect the critical streams and wetlands that provide 1 in 3 Americans their drinking water and that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will finalize a Clean Water Rule that strengthens manufacturing, tourism, recreation, farming, ranching, and other major economic sectors that rely on clean water to function and flourish. Following the Administrator's remarks, she will participate in a media availability with Katie Wallace from New Belgium Brewery and Russ Klisch from Lakefront Brewery.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

8:15 am PT Tour and press availability to highlight diesel emissions reductions in Portland

WHO: Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

Dick Pedersen, Oregon DEQ Administrator
Jules Bailey, Multnomah County Commissioner
Jeri Williams, North Portland Diesel Emissions Solutions Project

WHERE: NW Container Services
11920 North Burgard Road
Portland, OR 97203

12:30 pm PT Remarks on protecting clean water at the Craft Brewers Conference
1:00 pm PT Press Availability

WHO: Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
Katie Wallace, New Belgium Brewery
Russ Klisch, Lakefront Brewery

WHERE: Portland Convention Center, Room D138-140
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

RSVP: Press interested in covering Wednesday's events should email Judy Smith at smith.judy@epa.gov