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2010 Press Releases

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Press Releases for 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 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 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 16, 2010 EPA Grant to Help Cut Diesel Pollution From Construction Equipment at Four Virgian.-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 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 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 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 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 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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