In a rare move that probably won't attract the level of controversy or public comments that seem to be standard for EPA announcements these days (e.g.: California waiver), administrator Lisa Jackson will be in Ohio on Wednesday to talk about American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grants for auto manufacturing communities, specifically clean diesel grants.
The Recovery Act grants are intended for retrofitting construction and transit equipment like school buses to reduce dirty emissions. Read more details after the jump. In March, a similar program was announced for Region 8 - which includes the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - that included $7.3 million in clean diesel grants

[Source: EPA]

PRESS RELEASE:

WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Visits Ohio to Announce Recovery Act Grants for Auto Communities

Administrator joins Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Ohio public officials to announce clean diesel recovery act grants for projects in Columbus , Cincinnati

WASHINGTON – 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 .

Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher will join Administrator Jackson for a Statehouse press conference to discuss clean diesel grants for retrofitted construction and transit equipment. The administrator will hold a press conference at Monfort Heights Elementary School in Cincinnati to discuss grants for clean diesel school buses. She will be joined in Cincinnati by David Pepper, president of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Chris Korleski.

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 Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Chris Korleski
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners President David Pepper

WHAT: Press conferences in Cincinnati and Columbus to announce American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act Clean Diesel grants

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3
Columbus , Ohio – 10:15 a.m.
Cincinnati , Ohio – 2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Statehouse
Veterans Plaza

Cincinnati , OH
Monfort Heights Elementary
3711 West Fork Road
Cincinnati , OH 45247

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