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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.

Administrator Jackson speaks with scientist at the lab.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)Exit EPA Disclaimer

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 Exit EPA Disclaimer
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 Administrator Jackson admires one of Chrylslers future products.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.”

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