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2006 Press Releases

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Press Releases for 2006
December 28, 2006 Boston-based Bus Company Faces Penalty for Diesel Emission Idling Violations
December 27, 2006 EPA: Ohio county meets ozone standard
December 27, 2006 EPA: 5 more Michigan counties meet ozone standard
December 22, 2006 EPA Publishes Updated List for Boutique Fuels
December 22, 2006 EPA awards $50,000 to Tuscola Intermediate School District for clean school bus project
December 21, 2006 Mercedes-Benz Pays $1.2 Million for Clean Air Act Violation Also Spends $59 Million for Voluntary Recall
December 20, 2006 EPA awards $50,000 to Fort Wayne, Ind., Community Schools for Clean School Bus project
December 20, 2006 EPA awards $95,000 grant to Next Energy Center for Clean School Bus project
December 13, 2006 I’m Dreaming of a Green Holiday
December 13, 2006 EPA Proposes First Onboard Diagnostic Systems for New Large Trucks and Buses
December 12, 2006 EPA awards $200,000 grant to Indiana to cut diesel emissions at Jeffersonville port
December 11, 2006 EPA Makes Fuel Economy Estimates Stick
December 8, 2006 85 Percent Of Highway Diesel Fuel Meets EPA Standards
December 5, 2006 EPA Draft Staff Paper Outlines Lead Air Quality Standards Review
November 27, 2006 EPA: 11 Michigan counties meet ozone standard
November 14, 2006 Grant Helps King County and NW Partners Purchase Newest, Cleanest Hybrid Diesel-Electric Utility Trucks
November 14, 2006 Loans To Help Truckers Save Money, Reduce Emissions
November 2, 2006 *CORRECTION* EPA Proposes Gasoline- and Money-Saving Rules for Gas Distributors
November 2, 2006 New Jersey Truckers Driving Toward Environmental Excellence
October 30, 2006 Cleaner Air in Middle Georgia Anticipated as Clean Diesel Fuel Becomes Widely Available
October 30, 2006 Truckers driving toward environmental excellence
October 26, 2006 Cleaner Air in Middle Georgia Anticipated with Transition to Clean Diesel
October 26, 2006 Growing Renewable Fuels to Keep America Going
October 25, 2006 EPA Announces Renewable Fuels Program – SmartWay Grow and Go
October 25, 2006 EPA Voluntary Programs Cut Emissions and Save Consumers Billions
October 18, 2006 EPA Releases List of Best Workplaces for Commuters
October 18, 2006 Rocky Mountain Clean Diesel Collaborative to host Clean Diesel Conference
October 17, 2006 EPA/DOE Release Top Fuel Economy Lists for 2007 Models
October 16, 2006 Clean Diesel Hospital Zones” Launched in Metro Portland
October 16, 2006 Cooking Grease to Fuel Buses at Wissahickon Charter School - EPA Deputy Administrator to Award Grant for Students to Make Biodiesel Fuel
October 13, 2006 Cleaner Air in Boston Anticipated as Clean Diesel Fuel Becomes Widely Available
October 10, 2006 Pumps are Primed, Clean Diesel will Deliver Cleaner Air
October 6, 2006 North Texas Truckers Receive Grant to Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions
October 6, 2006 EPA Offers $300,000 in Grants for Emission Reductions from Diesel-Powered Engines
October 2, 2006 Tips to Make School Environments Healthier
September 22, 2006 EPA New England Announces Fourth Annual List of New England’s Best Workplaces for Commuters SM
September 21, 2006 EPA Gives New Jersey $2.1 Million to Fight Diesel Pollution
September 19, 2006 EPA Proposes to Provide Car Manufacturers Additional Options in Car A/C Systems
September 19, 2006 Tips for preventing pollution - Pollution Prevention Week 2006
September 15, 2006 State-of-the-Art Maryland Manufacturing Facility to Create Clean Engines, New Jobs
September 6, 2006 EPA Provides $300,000 for Hybrid Yard Tractors
September 14, 2006 Two Nissan North America, Inc. Assembly Plants in the Southeast Recognized for Energy Efficiency
September 14, 2006 Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky., Recognized for Energy Efficiency
September 6, 2006 EPA Will Announce Plan to Increase Use of Renewable Fuels
August 30, 2006 EPA Hosts Multinational Summit on Energy and Air Issues in Seattle
August 22, 2006 EPA, CARB, WSPA announce introduction of cleaner burning diesel
August 21, 2006 MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to co-sponsor Green-Diesel Technology conference in Chicago
August 3, 2006 As Heatwave Persists, Poor Air Quality Expected to Continue in Southern New England on Thursday, Aug 3
August 2, 2006 New clean air technology tested at Sacramento area railyard
August 1, 2006 Unhealthy Air Quality Predicted to Continue in Southern New England on Wednesday As Heat Persists
July 26, 2006 EPA Recognizes Indmar Marine Engines for Low-emission Technology - New Engines Can Cut Carbon Monoxide in Half
July 25, 2006 Illinois Fuel Waiver
July 21, 2006 EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70 Percent Higher Fuel Economy
July 17, 2006 Fuel Economy Remains Steady for 2006 Cars and Trucks
July 11, 2006 Wheels on the Bus “Go Round and Round” for Cleaner Air; EPA Funds Retrofit of Four Hundred Diesel School Buses
July 6, 2006 Hybrid Technology Takes Giant Leap into Commercial Vehicles - EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70 Percent Higher Fuel Economy
July 3, 2006 Hybrid Technology Takes Giant Leap into Commercial Vehicles - EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70 Percent Higher Fuel Economy
June 29, 2006 Air News Brief: Stationary Diesel Engines to Dramatically Reduce Emissions
June 28, 2006 Hybrid Technology Takes Giant Leap into Commercial Vehicles - EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70 Percent Higher Fuel Economy
June 27, 2006 Brown Goes Green: New UPS Vehicle is World’s Most Fuel Efficient
June 23, 2006 Hybrid Technology Takes Giant Leap into Commercial Vehicles - EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70% Higher Fuel Economy
June 23, 2006 EPA Issues Final Report on Localized Fuel Blends Known as Boutique Fuels
June 22, 2006 West Coast Truckers To Get Fuel Savings Help
June 20, 2006 EPA Builds UPS Truck with 60-70% Higher Fuel Economy
June 13, 2006 EPA Retrofit Guidance Will Help States Calculate Air Quality Benefits
June 9, 2006 U.S. EPA announces new ultra low sulfur diesel "Clean diesel" will help improve Southern California air
June 1, 2006 June 1 Marks Historic Milestone in Clean Diesel
June 1, 2006 EPA Publishes Proposed List for Boutique Fuels
May 31, 2006 U.S. EPA offers $100,000 in grants for innovative diesel emissions reduction projects
May 25, 2006 Statement on Boutique Fuels from EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
May 24, 2006 Free Air Quality Forecasts and Alerts Available from EPA as Summer Smog Season Begins
May 22, 2006 Six Oregon School Districts graduate to cleaner buses thanks to a $150,000 EPA grant
May 17, 2006 EPA Seeks Proposals to Fund New Clean Diesel Projects
May 9, 2006 $1.5 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA Solicits Applications for Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program and Clean School Bus USA
May 8, 2006 EPA Chief Hails Clean Diesel Progress at 2007 Trucks and Buses Showcase
May 5, 2006 Rhode Island Officials and EPA Celebrate Clean School Bus Efforts - EPA Announces $1.5 million for New Clean Diesel Projects
May 4, 2006 New Model Serves as Resource for States to Cut Truck Fuel Use
May 4, 2006 EPA Administrator, Governors to Review Boutique Fuels
May 3, 2006 Clean-Burning Gas Benefits Will Continue with More Flexibility
April 26, 2006 Inaugural Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference Held in Atlanta
April 24, 2006 EPA Grant Helps Reduce Diesel Exhaust Pollution at the Great Valley School District and Chester County Intermediate Unit
April 24, 2006 EPA Grant Helps Reduce Diesel Exhaust Pollution from School Buses at Richmond and Hopewell School Districts
April 21, 2006 Three Idaho school districts graduate to cleaner buses thanks to a $250,000 EPA grant
April 20, 2006 EPA Smooths Transition to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel
April 18, 2006 Partnership Geared Toward New Technologies to Reduce Fuel Consumption
April 17, 2006 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report Released
April 11, 2006 EPA Hearing Seeks Public Comment on Overwhelming Transport Classification
April 6, 2006 On a Mission to Make the Air Cleaner
March 31, 2006 Revised Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Requirements to Help Areas Meet Air Quality Standards for Ozone
March 30, 2006 EPA Offers Grants for Truck Fuel Conservation
March 24, 2006 EPA, University of Toledo to Join Forces on Hybrid Vehicle Research
March 23, 2006 New Compliance Options Available to Introduce Clean Diesel Passenger Vehicles
March 23, 2006 Media Advisory: Million-dollar partnership to increase fuel economy and cut emissions
March 20, 2006 Vermont School District Receives $173,000 EPA Grant for Clean School Buses
March 17, 2006 Cleaner Small Engines are Safe, EPA Study Concludes
March 3, 2006 New Guidelines to Assess Local Transportation Air Quality Impacts
March 1, 2006 EPA to Cut Toxic Emissions from Gasoline, Vehicles, and Portable Gas Containers
February 22, 2006 EPA Releases Second National Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants
February 22, 2006 Two Colorado school districts receive EPA grant for cleaner school buses
February 22, 2006 Jordan School District receives EPA grant for cleaner school buses
February 21, 2006 Cleaner School Buses Contribute to Region’s New Clean Air Efforts
February 21, 2006 Cleaner School Buses Mean Healthier Kids
February 15, 2006 EPA Revokes Burdensome Federal Gas Formula Mandate
February 13, 2006 EPA, Freight Industry Save Fuel and Help the Environment - Nominations sought for excellence awards
February 1, 2006 EPA Holds Workshop to Cut Diesel Pollution From Northeast Ports -- Workshop Part of Larger Effort to Control Diesel Pollution
January 31, 2006 Cleaner Emissions from Staten Island Ferry just the Beginning -- Northeast Diesel Collaborative Expands Efforts
January 24, 2006 U.S. EPA offers $3 million in grants for innovative diesel emissions reduction projects
January 10, 2006 International Panel Concludes U.S. has Improved Environmental Performance
January 10, 2006 EPA Proposes New Test Methods for Fuel Economy Window Stickers
January 10, 2006 EPA to Propose Real-World Estimates for Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Stickers

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