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Moving Toward a Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Environment

Clean Air

Cleaner Air Partnerships
EPA has adopted the Administration's focus on partnerships and is implementing a wide range of voluntary agreements with communities, industries, and state and local governments to reduce air pollution.
  • Commuters' Choice Program - This is a joint Department of Transportation and EPA effort to encourage public transportation use and reduce traffic and air pollution. Hundreds of employers volunteered to operate these programs, providing benefits to hundreds of thousands of commuters.
  • SmartWay Transport - This voluntary partnership with truck and rail transport companies aims, by 2012, to reduce up to 200,000 tons of NOx annually.
  • Anti-Idling Strategies - To save fuel and reduce air emissions, the Bush Administration is working with the trucking industry to improve idle control technologies and reduce idling at truck stops and travel centers.
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement - These public-private partnerships and experimental pilot projects showcase new technologies and new ways of working with state, local, and non-governmental organizations. Recent projects include: Port of Houston's use of water-emulsion fuel powering equipment; a new demonstration truck stop electrification project in New York; and the use of compressed natural gas in automobiles in Atlanta.
  • Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHP) - This partnership program promotes the market for combined heat and power (or co-generation), a highly efficient method of using heat created during conventional power generation. This increases power generation without additional pollution. The program includes 90 partners, and through 20 projects, has created almost 700 megawatts of new CHP capacity, roughly enough for more than a million people in one day



Cleaner Air

Addressing Global Climate Change

Cleaner Water

Cleaner Lands

Healthier Ecosystems

A Cleaner, Healthier World Community

Healthier People

President Bush’s Performance-Based FY 2005 Budget


September 2004

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