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MEDIA ALERT: Background Briefing Call with EPA Officials to Discuss EPA’s Decision to Grant California GHG Waiver Request

Release Date: 06/30/2009
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) milbourn.cathy@epa.gov (202) 564-7849 (202) 564-4355

WASHINGTON - EPA will hold a background briefing call with reporters on EPA’s decision to grant California’s waiver request. This call is on background only and due to the limited number of lines, the call is reserved exclusively for news media outlets.

With the decision to grant the California waiver, EPA returns to its traditional legal interpretation of the Clean Air Act that has been applied consistently during the past 40 years. EPA finds that California continues to have a need for its motor vehicle emissions program, including the greenhouse gas standards. EPA also finds that the California program meets legal requirements regarding the protectiveness of public health and welfare as well as technological feasibility.

WHAT:
Background call on EPA’s decision on California’s waiver request

WHO:
EPA officials

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 12:00 p.m. Eastern

HOW: To participate, please use the following dial-in information:

Call in #: 888-539-8821
Code: 18102767

***PLEASE DIAL-IN 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE START OF THE CALL***