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2010 Press Releases related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change

December 2010

  • December 7, 2010: U.S. Proposes Major Reductions in Air Pollution from Large Ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Waters

November 2010

  • November 29, 2010:  EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
  • November 17, 2010:  EPA Releases the 2010 Fuel Economy Trends Report/Carbon dioxide decreases as fuel economy increases
  • November 12, 2010:  MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. EPA hosts public hearing in Chicago on E15 pump label regulation
  • November 3, 2010:  DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

October 2010

  • October 26, 2010:  EPA Clean Diesel Grant for $975,000 Supports 2nd Ultra-Low Emission Locomotive in Maryland
  • October 25, 2010:  DOT, EPA Propose the Nation’s First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses A win for the environment, economy and energy efficiency
  • October 25, 2010:  TODAY: U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Hold Media Call on Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Announcement
  • October 19, 2010:  EPA Announces Million Dollar Grant to Reduce Port Pollution in Camden, N.J.
  • October 13, 2010:  EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles/A new label for E15 is being proposed to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel October 13, 2010 TODAY: EPA to Hold Press Conference Call on Ethanol
  • October 12, 2010:  MEDIA ADVISORY: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Seek Public Input on New Fuel Economy Labels
  • October 1, 2010:  EPA Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases/Countries to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies
  • October 1, 2010:  EPA and DOT Announce Next Steps toward Tighter Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Trucks/Move should save consumers money, reduce dependence on oil

September 2010

  • September 16, 2010:  EPA Grant to Help Cut Diesel Pollution From Construction Equipment at Four Virginian-based Luck Stone Plants
  • September 7, 2010:  Houston, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico Receive $923,000 to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
  • September 7, 2010:  EPA Awards $977,242 Clean Diesel Grant To Minnesota Environmental Initiative
  • September 1, 2010:  EPA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Chelsea Collaborative to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
  • September 1, 2010:  U.S. EPA funds over $2 million for Kern County clean air projects

August 2010

  • August 30, 2010:  EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels/Agencies seek public comment on the most dramatic overhaul in the label’s 30-year history
  • August 25, 2010:  EPA awards $630,500 Clean Diesel grant to South Shore Clean Cities Inc.
  • August 6, 2010:  Six Groups in Region 7 to Receive More than $5M to Cut Diesel Emissions
  • August 4, 2010:  MBTA to Spend Millions to Reduce Commuter Train Emissions in Clean Air Act Settlement
  • August 3, 2010:  Sarpy County, Neb., Landfill to Perform Diesel Retrofits, Pay $10,080 Penalty to Resolve Issues over Proper Air Permit
  • July 28, 2010:  EPA Grant to Help Green the Port of Pittsburgh Diesel emissions will be significantly reduced
  • July 22, 2010:  EPA Awards $5.6 Million to Spur New Clean Diesel Technologies
  • July 21, 2010:  EPA Provides the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) $700,000 to Reduce Emissions from Locomotives
  • July 19, 2010:  U.S. EPA Awards $1.24 M in Recovery Funding to Cobb County, GA Schools to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
  • July 19, 2010:  National Car Rental Fined Nearly $500K for Diesel Idling Violations at Logan and Bradley Airports
  • July 19, 2010:  Event in Waterloo, Iowa, to Demonstrate Railroad Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funded by Federal Recovery Act
  • July 15, 2010:  EPA Awards Over $1 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority
  • July 15, 2010:  EPA Awards Over $1.4 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions to the Port of Houston Authority
  • July 15, 2010:  EPA Awards $1.5 Million to Assist in Reduction of Diesel Emissions to NCTCOG
  • July 12, 2010:  EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
  • July 1, 2010:  EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Leadership Group Presents Awards For Emissions Reductions
  • June 22, 2010:  Houston Man Added to EPA’s Fugitive List / Man pleaded guilty to tax fraud resulting from illegal fuel blending scheme
  • June 18, 2010:  Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
  • June 3, 2010:  EPA Sets Stronger National Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide First new SO2 standard in 40 years will improve air quality for millions

May 2010

  • May 18, 2010:  Grace Hill Settlement House, EPA Region 7 Sponsor May 20 Event to Show Diesel Emission Reduction Plans for St. Louis
  • May 7, 2010:  EPA Proposes to Streamline Approval Process for Fuel Conversion Systems / Goal is to encourage innovative and environmentally-friendly conversions

April 2010

  • April 28, 2010:  Statement of Lisa P. Jackson Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Legislative Hearing on Clean Energy Policies That Reduce Our Dependence on Oil/House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
  • April 21, 2010:  EPA Seeks Public Comment on Aircraft Lead Emissions Data/Agency will determine if lead in aviation gas poses threat to public health
  • April 15, 2010:  EPA Studies Emissions from Houston-Bound Cargo Ship - International initiative will reduce sulfur dioxide from ship stacks
  • April 5, 2010:  EPA awards $210,000 for technology development to Wheat Ridge, Boulder small businesses
  • April 1, 2010:  DOT, EPA Set Aggressive National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

March 2010

  • March 31, 2010:  TOMORROW: Administrator Jackson, Secretary LaHood to Hold Press Conference Call on Clean Cars Rule
  • March 10, 2010:  City, State and Federal Government Take Action for Cleaner Port of New York and New Jersey; Truckers Gain Access to Millions of Dollars to Slash Air Pollution
  • March 9, 2010:  EPA Seeks Public Comment on the 15th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  • March 2, 2010:  Economic Recovery Funding Clearing the Air and Creating Jobs in Charleston, SC
  • March 1, 2010:  EPA: Parts of Cincinnati-Hamilton area now meet smog standards

February 2010

  • February 26, 2010:  EPA to Recognize Recovery Act Air Quality Improvement Projects in Charleston, SC
  • February 25, 2010:  EPA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Combat Greenhouse Gases/Twenty communities receive funds to combat climate change, save consumers money
  • February 22, 2010:  Cummins Inc. Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million Penalty for Diesel Engine Clean Air Act Violations
  • February 3, 2010:  Statement on Today’s Energy Press Conference Call
  • February 3, 2010:  Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal

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