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2011 Press Releases related to Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change

December 2011

  • December 27, 2011: EPA Finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards
  • December 8, 2011: SEPTA Receives $1.2 Million EPA Grant to Improve Air Quality
  • December 5, 2011: EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution From Trucks Operating in Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • December 2, 2011: EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution from Locomotives and Buses Operating in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Nassau and Rockland Counties
  • December 2, 2011: EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution from Ferries Operating between New Jersey and New York

November 2011

  • November 16, 2011: TODAY: We Can’t Wait: Transportation Secretary LaHood and EPA Administrator Jackson to Discuss Historic Proposed Fuel Economy Standards/ National program for light duty vehicles will save consumers $1.7 trillion at the pump, $8,000 per vehicle by 2025
  • November 16, 2011: We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump/ Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers
  • November 16, 2011: DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
  • November 2 , 2011: Mississippi River Push Boat Project Receives $494,978 Diesel Emissions Reductions Grant
  • November 2 , 2011: Kansas Department of Health and Environment Project Receives $343,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Wichita and Kansas City
  • November 2 , 2011: Missouri Breathe Easy Project Receives $947,338 in Diesel Emission Reduction Funding
  • November 2 , 2011: Clean Up Missouri Project Receives Nearly $1 million to Reduce Diesel Emissions Across the State

October 2011

  • October 20, 2011: EPA Awards $50 Million for Clean Diesel Projects /Reducing diesel emissions helps decrease asthma attacks and premature deaths

September 2011

  • September 29, 2011: United States Files Lawsuit Against MotorScience, Inc. for Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act / Complaint claims that more than 24,000 uncertified vehicles were imported into the U.S.
  • September 19, 2011: EPA Provides $1.5 Million for Clean Diesel Upgrades in Massachusetts; Clean diesel projects reduce early deaths and asthma attacks, boost local economy

August 2011

  • August 11, 2011: EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Tennessee
  • August 9, 2011: White House Announces First Ever Oil Savings Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks, Buses/Saving $50 billion in fuel costs and over 500 million barrels of oil

July 2011

  • July 29, 2011: President Obama Announces Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard
  • July 28, 2011: Caterpillar Inc. to Pay $2.55 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
  • July 6, 2011: EPA Seeks to Adopt Emission Standards for Large Commercial Aircraft

June 2011

  • June 30, 2011: Million Dollar EPA Grant Powers Green Locomotive in Upstate New York
  • June 28, 2011: EPA to Tackle Emissions from Trucks Used at Ports / EPA, industry leaders, and environmental groups to join forces for cleaner, healthier air around harbors
  • June 28, 2011: EPA Finalizes E15 Pump Labeling Requirements/New labels will help consumers find the right fuel for their vehicles
  • June 23, 2011: SmartWay to Launch Dray Truck Initiative to Reduce Port Emissions
  • June 21, 2011: EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards, 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Volume
  • June 15, 2011: Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels on Display in Atlanta, GA
  • June 14, 2011: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Awards Presented to Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, TN and Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • June 10, 2011: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
  • June 1, 2011: EPA Unveils Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels

May 2011

  • May 25, 2011: EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels
  • May 24, 2011: Administrator Jackson, Secretary LaHood to Make Fuel Economy Announcement
  • May 23, 2011: Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks to Recognize Diesel Emission Reductions in Johnson County, Kansas
  • May 3, 2011: Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
  • May 3, 2011: Partnership of Northeast Gov't, Private and Non-profit Orgs Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution

April 2011

  • April 18, 2011: EPA Publishes National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  • April 18, 2011: EPA Administrator and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Travel to Iowa April 19 for Meetings with Farmers and Renewable Energy Leaders
  • April 7, 2011: SmartWay to Launch Dray Truck Initiative to Reduce Port Emissions

March 2011

  • March 30, 2011: EPA Streamlines Regulations for Car and Truck Fuel Conversion Systems/New options encourage innovation, maintain air quality protections

February 2011

  • February 28, 2011: PowerTrain to Pay $2 Million for Selling Thousands of Engines that Failed to Meet Clean Air Act Standards / Settlement will reduce emissions that cause smog and respiratory issues by more than 4,500 tons

January 2011

  • January 24, 2011: EPA, DOT and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Standards for Next Generation of Clean Cars
  • January 21, 2011: EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for Model Years 2001 - 2006 Cars and Light Trucks/Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel
  • January 19, 2011: EPA and Chrysler to Take Latest Hybrid Technology from Lab to Street/Partnership to adapt fuel efficient technology
  • January 13, 2011 JAN 18-19: Administrator Jackson Travels to Cincinnati, Ann Arbor/Jackson to discuss clean water and emerging environmental technologies

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