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Collaborative Press Review

Since September 2004, the West Coast
Collaborative (Collaborative) has showcased a number of on-the-ground
diesel emission reduction projects at events spanning the entire
West Coast. We have attracted positive television, radio, and newspaper
coverage in every major media market from Seattle to San Diego.

For details on press coverage, select a region below:

 

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WHAT
ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE WEST COAST COLLABORATIVE?
SUPPORT FOR THE COLLABORATIVE ALL ALONG THE
WEST COAST IS STRONG AND GROWING. FOR EXAMPLE:

“Seeking quicker reductions of the type of smog most harmful to
public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced
a partnership between 400 government agencies, environmental organizations
and private business groups to cut diesel soot in California, Oregon,
Washington and Alaska.”
San Jose Mercury News

"We’re very mindful of the fact that thousands of people die from
diesel pollution each year,"
Terry Tamminen, Secretary of the California Environmental
Protection Agency

“… EPA officials estimated the program could remove roughly
8,000 tons of particulate pollutants and save more than $2 billion in
associated health care costs.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune

“A $75,000 grant to upgrade aging diesel locomotives in the San
Joaquin Valley is only the beginning of a voluntary program to help clean
up the sooty air, say federal environmental officials…The grant
to Union Pacific and to Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway is part
of $6 million in West Coast voluntary emission reduction projects that
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.”
Fresno Bee and the Modesto Bee

“The coast initiative (Collaborative) is vital. Western port cities
face serious challenges in reducing diesel emissions from concentrated
ship, railroad and trucking sources. Through wide-ranging cooperation,
jobs can expand at the same time that health improves.”
Seattle PI Editorial

“Given the critical importance of the diesel industry to our economy,
it is encouraging to see support for strategies that utilize the amazing
and highly cost-effective clean diesel technologies now available, such
as California’s Carl Moyer program.”
Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum, Executive
Director

“Bluewater Network is a participant in the West Coast Diesel Emissions
Reduction Collaborative, the new federal program that was publicly launched
today. The program will supplement regulatory efforts by providing incentives
for quicker adoption of cleaner fuels and technologies.”
Bluewater Network

"When we work together, we can meet the interests of business,
the environment and public health without sacrificing one for another."
Governor Ted Kulongoski

“The West Coast Clean Diesel Collaborative is committed to making
real progress in protecting our environment. I thank
all the partners involved in this initiative…”
Governor Gary Locke

   
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