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