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EPA Event Lauds Environmentally Sensitive Development in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Kansas

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Contact Information: Dave Ryan, (202) 564-4355 / ryan.dave@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - Nov. 14, 2006)

WHAT: EPA honors successes in promoting and achieving smart growth practices resulting in urban renewal and other environmentally sensitive development.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006

WHERE: National Building Museum
401 F St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro)
The Museum is located directly across F Street at the top of the Metro escalators.

WHO: EPA Chief Financial Officer Lyons Gray

The development practices used by these communities preserve open space and parkland, protect critical habitat; improve transportation choices to reduce emissions from automobiles; promote brownfield waste site redevelopment; and reduce polluted water run-off.

More information about the EPA Award for Smart Growth Achievement: epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm