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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Hold Multi-Agency News Conference at Port Newark with Federal and State Officials to Announce Proposal to Tackle Harmful Ship Emissions

Release Date: 03/27/2009
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081 / gilfillan.brendan@epa.gov

Administrator to join USCG Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, Governor Corzine, Senator Lautenberg and Congressmen Payne and Sires to announce proposal to improve air quality for communities on coastlines and waterways

(Washington, DC – March 27, 2009) EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will hold a joint news conference on Monday with federal and state officials to announce a new proposal to address harmful emissions from ships that travel near communities where tens of millions of Americans live, work, play and learn.

Administrator Jackson will be joined by Coast Guard Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Senator Frank Lautenberg and Congressmen Donald Payne and Albio Sires on Monday at Port Newark in New Jersey.

Emissions from ocean-going ships can contaminate the air in nearby communities. These ships dock at more than 100 U.S. ports and more than 40 of those ports are in metropolitan areas that do not meet federal air quality standards.

Who: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Coast Guard Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Senator Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Donald Payne, Congressman Albio Sires

What: Press conference to announce proposal to slash harmful ship emissions

When: Monday, March 30, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Berth 50 at Port Newark – Directions below.
Rain Location:
New York Shipping Association Training Center, 1210 Corbin Street, Elizabeth.

Directions to Berth 50:

From NJ Turnpike (North and South): Exit 14, Port Newark. Bear left after toll and follow signs for Port Newark. Proceed through the traffic light. Follow signs for Corbin Street. Bear right onto Corbin Street Bridge, continue mile after the third traffic light (Tyler Street), turn left onto Berth 50. Parking is inside the second fence.

From Route 1&9: Proceed North. Follow signs for Port Newark. Proceed through traffic light. Follow signs for Corbin Street. Bear right onto Corbin Street Bridge, continue mile after the third traffic light (Tyler Street), turn left onto Berth 50. Parking is inside the second fence.