$1.73 Million in Recovery Funds to Help Maryland Tackle Diesel Pollution

Press Release

 

Maryland Department of the Environment
Bonnie Smith, EPA, 215-814-5543, smith.bonnie@epa.gov
Richard Scher, Md. Port Administration, 410-385-4480, rscher@marylandports.com
Dawn Stoltzfus, Md. Dept of the Environment, 410-537-3003
Christina Garrigan, Md. Environmental Services, 410-729-8207, CGARR@menv.com

$1.73 Million in Recovery Funds to Help Maryland Tackle Diesel Pollution

What

EPA will present $1.73 million in Recovery funds to Maryland's Department of the Environment for projects that will provide green jobs and reduce harmful diesel emissions.

Maryland Port Administration and Maryland Environmental Service will also display large, diesel-powered equipment that is less polluting. The equipment was retrofitted through a 2008 clean diesel grant from EPA.

 

When

10 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2009
Following the press event a tour of the facility will be available which includes Swan Creek wetlands, an 11-acre habitat restoration project.

 

Who

  • U.S. EPA Acting Deputy Regional Administrator James W. Newsom
  • Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Bob Summers
  • Maryland Port Administration Deputy Executive Director M. Kathleen Broadwater

 

Why

Diesel emission reductions are important opportunities to achieve rapid and cost-effective health and environmental benefits.

 

Where

Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility 1000 Kembo Road, Baltimore, MD 21226 Near the Baltimore City/Anne Arundel Co. line at the entrance to the Baltimore Harbor with a view of the Key Bridge.

Directions: From I-95 take I-695 E toward Essex (1.9 miles), exit onto I-695 S toward Dundalk(14 miles), take exit 1 toward Pennington Ave/Hawkins Pt. Rd/MD-173/Ft. Smallwood Rd (0.3 miles), turn left at Quarantine Rd (0.2miles), turn left at Hawkins Point Rd/MD-173 (1 mile), continue to follow MD-173 (1 mile), turn left at Kembo Rd.

 

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