New Partnerships for America’s Health and Economy
This week, Administrator Jackson traveled to Ohio and Michigan to kick off new partnerships that will bring EPA researchers and innovators together with American entrepreneurs to help improve our health, the environment and the economy.
On Tuesday the Administrator was at EPA’s National Risk Management and Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she joined Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, local leaders, research partners, small businesses and large corporations to announce the formation of a Water Technology Innovation Cluster (WTIC).
In her remarks, the Administrator spoke about the potential for protecting the health of millions of Americans by bringing together the resources and talents present in the Cluster. The WTIC will lead the way in state-of-the-art safeguards for clean water and drinking water, and represents EPA’s latest step to rethink the way we confront 21st century water challenges.
To learn more about the Cluster, please read the piece
Administrators Jackson and Mills co-wrote for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
From Cincinnati, Administrator Jackson traveled to EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There, Administrator Jackson and Sergio Marchionne, Chairman of Chrysler, initiated a new partnership to explore innovations that will power the cars of the future.
The partnership’s first order of business is to work to employ hydraulic hybrid technology – a cost-effective way to improve fuel efficiency already being used by commercial trucks – in light-duty vehicles starting with minivans. In her remarks, Administrator Jackson addressed the possibilities for working with Chrysler and other carmakers to find new, innovative technology that can cut greenhouse gases and increase fuel economy. “The partnership we’re marking today shows that – if we take the right steps – we can preserve our climate, protect our health and strengthen our economy all at the same time.”