News Releases from Region 4
EPA Announces 12th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards
Release Date: 09/19/2012
Contact Information: Jason McDonald, 404-695-0989, firstname.lastname@example.org
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is presenting the 12th annual Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring 3 projects and companies from across the Southeast for their work on clean air initiatives. The awards recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and the environment, educate the public, serve their communities and stimulate the economy.
“The 42-year history of the Clean Air Act is all about meeting challenges through commitment and innovation,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “The contributions of this year’s award winners are continuing the Clean Air Act’s progress in benefiting public health, our communities and the economy.”
From providing better access to electric vehicles and charging stations to creating a classroom toolkit promoting strategies to improve air quality to developing a real-time air monitoring notification system, award winners demonstrate a commitment to improving the air that we breathe. This year’s winners include:
- · Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Pilot Project, City and County of Greenville, S.C.
- · Conservation and Climate Change Challenge, Broward County, Fla.
Transportation Efficiency Innovations
- · Leadership in Reducing Ocean-going vessel Emissions, Maersk Line/Maersk Agency USA, Charlotte, N.C.
More on this year’s award winners: http://www.epa.gov/air/cleanairawards/index.html