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WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Visit Ohio to Announce American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants for Auto Communities / Administrator to join Ohio public officials to announce recovery act grants for clean diesel projects in Columbus, Cincinnati

Release Date: 05/29/2009
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081 / 4355 / gilfillan.brendan@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. – May 29, 2009) EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will hold joint news conferences with Ohio public officials in Columbus and Cincinnati on Wednesday, June 3 to announce grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for clean diesel programs in auto communities across Ohio.

The grants will be awarded to Ohio communities to retrofit construction or transit equipment and purchase cleaner school buses, and will create jobs, jumpstart local economies and protect human health and the environment across the state.

Additional details on both events will be available in the coming days.

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 17, 2009 and has directed that the recovery act be implemented with unprecedented transparency and accountability. To that end, the American people can see how every dollar is being invested at recovery.gov.


WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Ohio public officials

WHAT: Press conferences in Cincinnati and Columbus to announce American Recovery and

Reinvestment Act Clean Diesel grants

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3 – additional details to follow

WHERE:
Columbus, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio