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2008 Press Releases

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Press Releases for 2008
December 9, 2008 Success Travels: The SmartWay to Reduce Transportation Emissions goes Global
December 4, 2008 In it for the Long Haul: Helping Large Trucks and Buses Maintain Clean Air Benefits
December 1, 2008 U.S. Stimulates Global Market for Methane Recovery and Use as Fuel - The Way to Go Clean, Green and Fight Climate Change
November 17, 2008 Renewable Fuel Standard Increased for 2009
November 13, 2008 EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Leadership Group presents awards for diesel emission reduction
November 7, 2008 New Report Looks Under the Hood of Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program
November 6, 2008 StarTran Joins Blue Skyways Collaborative Seeking to Reduce Air Pollution in Lincoln Area
November 3, 2008 "Green Plus" a Green Minus for Coffers of Fuel Additive Company
October 29, 2008 Cash Up in Smoke: Another Bay State Waste Hauler Cited for Idling
October 23, 2008 EPA Grant Helps South Carolina and North Carolina Promote State Clean Diesel Grant Programs
October 23, 2008 Baltimore-area gas stations settle clean air violations
October 21, 2008 Autumn Alchemy: Converting Red and Gold into Green
October 15, 2008 Car Shoppers Can Save Money and Time with 2009 Fuel Economy Guide
October 10, 2008 EPA Approves Fuel Waiver for Phoenix area
October 10, 2008 IMO Sets Sail for Global Action on Pollution from Large Ships
October 8, 2008 Arkansas clean diesel projects get $295,000 from EPA
October 8, 2008 Louisiana clean diesel projects get $295,000 from EPA
October 8, 2008 New Mexico clean diesel projects get nearly $200,000 from EPA
October 8, 2008 Oklahoma clean diesel projects get $295,000 from EPA
October 8, 2008 Texas clean diesel projects get $295,000 from EPA
October 8, 2008 Do You Own a Dirty Diesel Tractor, Forklift or Bulldozer?; You Might Qualify for EPA and New Jersey Funding.
October 7, 2008 Liberty, Mo., Company Receives SmartWay Excellence Award for Reducing Fuel Use and Carbon Emissions
October 7, 2008 Move Over! Helena Company Finds a Smarter Way to Transport Freight
October 7, 2008 Move Over – Now there's a Smarter Way to Transport Freight
October 6, 2008 EPA and New York Slate One Million for Clean Diesel Projects
October 6, 2008 Mass. Furniture Installation Company Fined for Idling Violations
October 3, 2008 Putting Clean, Efficient Technology on the Fast Track Green Challenge Designed to Speed Innovations
October 2, 2008 EPA awards $295,320 Clean-Diesel grant to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
September 30, 2008 EPA Awards Maine $492,200 for Clean Diesel Projects
September 25, 2008 EPA Awards Connecticut $492,200 for Clean Diesel Projects -- Part of Nearly $2.4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England
September 25, 2008 EPA Awards New Hampshire $492,200 for Clean Diesel Projects -- Part of Nearly $2.4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England
September 25, 2008 EPA Awards Rhode Island $196,880 for Clean Diesel Projects -- Part of Nearly $2.4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England
September 25, 2008 EPA Awards Vermont $196,880 for Clean Diesel Projects -- Part of Nearly $2.4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England
September 25, 2008 EPA Awards Massachusetts $492,200 for Clean Diesel Projects -- Part of Nearly $2.4 Million State and Federal Grants Funded Across New England
September 24, 2008 Agencies Selected to Receive Almost $5 Million in Diesel Emission Reduction Grants
September 24, 2008 U.S. EPA Awards $1.13 Million Grant to West Coast Non-profit to Help Truckers Save Fuel, Improve Air Quality
September 24, 2008 Keep on Trucking - with Lower Emissions through EPA's $50 Million Clean Diesel Funding
September 23, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waiver for Georgia
September 19, 2008 The Nation’s Fuel Economy is on the Rise
September 18, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waivers for District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
September 17, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waivers for Parts of Kentucky and Texas
September 15, 2008 EPA Approves Third Hurricane-Related Fuel Waiver for Texas
September 12, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Fuel Waivers for Virginia and Ohio
September 12, 2008 EPA Tests Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle under Real World Conditions
September 11, 2008 EPA Grant Will Help Waller ISD Reduce School Bus Emissions
September 11, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Fuel Waiver for Nine Southeast States
September 11, 2008 EPA Administrator to Unveil Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle in Agency's Fleet
September 5, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waivers for Parts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina; Extends Waiver for Louisiana
September 5, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Fuel Waiver for Six Counties in Florida
September 4, 2008 EPA Tightens Engine Standards on Surf and Turf
September 1, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waiver for Texas
August 29, 2008 EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Waiver for 16 Parishes in Louisiana
August 22, 2008 EPA Approves Tropical Storm-Related Waiver for Florida (2 page, 170K, About PDF files)
August 13, 2008 Waste Hauler Pays $195,000 for Truck Idling in Massachusetts
August 7, 2008 EPA Keeps Biofuels Levels in Place after Considering Texas’ Request
August 6, 2008 EPA Administrator to Announce Decision on Renewable Fuel Standard Waiver Request
July 22, 2008 New Law Bolsters U.S. Efforts to Make Ocean-Going Ships Cleaner
July 22, 2008 Administrator Stephen L. Johnson Statement on RFS Waiver
July 16, 2008 EPA Funding Helps 'Green' Virginia Port Authority
July 11, 2008 EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Document for Public Comment
July 9, 2008 U.S. EPA, CARB, South Coast and SJV air districts, CalEPA sign joint agreement to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions
July 3, 2008 Driving the SmartWay: EPA Debuts New Campaign to Help Drivers Save Fuel, Money and Protect the Environment
July 1, 2008 Dallas-Fort Worth clean air plan first in country proposed for EPA approval
July 1, 2008 Importing or Exporting? New EPA Web Portal Provides Environmental Requirements
June 24, 2008 EPA, partners announce diesel vehicle retrofit program: City and County of Honolulu, Grace Pacific “cleaner” vehicles to be demonstrated
June 20, 2008 Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
June 6, 2008 EPA and Anheuser-Busch Brew Clean Diesel Partnership
June 5, 2008 Eastmont School District Celebrates “Greener” Cleaner School Buses
June 4, 2008 EPA Funding Helps Baltimore City Schools Reduce Air Pollution
June 4, 2008 University of Georgia honored in EPA's Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards
June 4, 2008 Greenville County, South Carolina honored in EPA's Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards
June 4, 2008 Auntie Litter, Inc. in Alabama honored in EPA's Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards
May 16, 2008 EPA Seeks Input on RFS Waiver Request
May 14, 2008 EPA and Erie County Team Up Again to Reduce Pollution from School Buses
May 8, 2008 EPA awards $37,271 grant to Manitowoc Public School District for clean school bus project
April 29, 2008 EPA grant for DC public school buses to reduce diesel exhaust pollution
April 25, 2008 EPA funding to make Pittsburgh trash trucks cleaner
April 21, 2008 EPA recognizes Fort Wayne Community Schools for reducing diesel emissions from its school buses
April 17, 2008 Media Advisory: EPA official to be in Fort Wayne, Ind., Monday for Clean School Bus and Great Lakes Earth Day Challenge events
April 11, 2008 EPA grant helps Virginia Middle Peninsula schools reduce diesel exhaust pollution
April 10, 2008 EPA awards $76,455 grant to Minnesota Environmental Initiative for clean-diesel project
April 9, 2008 U.S. EPA putting its money to work, to clean up diesel engines
April 4, 2008 Forklifts Become “Vehicles” for Clean Air
April 2, 2008 Special Funds Target Diesel Emission Reductions
April 2, 2008 EPA Makes $50 Million Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide
March 27, 2008 Denton Businesses Save Over $276,000 While Cleaning the Air
March 27, 2008 EPA Funds Help School Children in Puerto Rico Breathe Easier
March 27, 2008 EPA Amends the 2005 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors Final Rule
March 26, 2008 U.S. EPA offers $3.6 Million in Grants for Innovative Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
March 21, 2008 EPA awards $103,297 grant to Cook County, Ill., for clean-diesel project
March 20, 2008 EPA awards $51,840 grant to city of Chicago for clean-diesel project
March 19, 2008 South Carolina Department of Education Receives $244,500 for Clean School Buses
March 18, 2008 $5.4 Million Available to Cut Diesel Pollution in Northeast and Caribbean
March 17, 2008 South Carolina Department of Education to receive $244,500 for clean school buses
March 17, 2008 Hollis, N.H. Receives Over $150,000 in EPA Funding for Clean School Buses
March 17, 2008 Two Conn. Towns Receive Over $500,000 in EPA Funding for Clean School Buses
March 17, 2008 U.S. EPA awards Pacoima Beautiful $300,000 to target toxic reductions: Agency also awards $89,000 to UC Santa Cruz air study
March 14, 2008 Tough New Diesel Rule Announced in Houston
March 14, 2008 EPA to award $5 million for Midwest Clean-Diesel projects
March 14, 2008 EPA Clears the Air: New Standards Drastically Cut Locomotive and Marine Diesel Pollution
March 13, 2008 EPA Administrator to Announce New Emissions Standards for Locomotive and Marine Diesel Engines
March 12, 2008 EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
March 7, 2008 EPA awards $86,353 grant to Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District for clean school bus project
March 7, 2008 EPA awards $59,120 grant to Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker School District for clean school bus project
February 29, 2008 One Millionth Mercury Auto Switch Collection Milestone Reached at Pull-A-Part in Conley, Ga
February 29, 2008 Waiver Documents Now Available On EPA Web Site
February 25, 2008 EPA to Celebrate One Millionth Mercury Auto Switch Collection Milestone at Pull-A-Part in Conley, GA
February 8, 2008 More Renewable Fuel Headed for Your Tank
February 7, 2008 Stop and Shop Enters Partnership to Help Fight Climate Change
February 7, 2008 EPA Calculator Puts Greenhouse Gas Savings in Everyday Terms
February 1, 2008 Get Cash for Dirty Trucks; Over $100 Million Available
January 25, 2008 Capitol Waste Services, Inc. Pays $107,300 for Excessive Idling
January 23, 2008 EPA awards $67,923 grant to American Lung Association of Illinois for clean school bus project in Madison County
January 23, 2008 EPA awards $154,848 grant to Canton Local School District for clean school bus project
January 23, 2008 EPA awards $118,000 grant to Hamilton County, Ohio, for clean school bus project
January 7, 2008 Poor Air Quality Predicted for much of New England on Monday, January 7, 2008
January 3, 2008 The air is cleaner in Washoe County
January 3, 2008 Air Pollutants Clear Out as Clean-Air Programs Close In

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