U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delaware Congressional Delegation
to Present DRBA with $975,000 DERA Grant to Upgrade
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Vessel with Clean Air Technology
WHAT: The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials will be joined by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation and Delaware Governor Jack Markell to announce a $975,000 grant to the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) to upgrade the Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel, M/V Delaware, with low-emitting marine propulsion engines.
WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
WHO: EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin
Executive Director Scott Green, Delaware River and Bay Authority
Delaware Governor Jack Markell
U.S. Senator Tom Carper (Del.)
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (Del.)
U.S. Rep. John Carney (Del.)
Secretary David Small, Delaware Department of Natural Resources andEnvironmental Control
WHERE: Lewes Ferry Terminal; 43 Cape Henlopen Drive; Lewes, Del.
WHY: The M/V Delaware is currently equipped with two Fairbanks Morse 38D8-1/8 propulsion engines. The DRBA sought grant funding from the EPA through the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to replace these older diesel engines. The M/V Delaware will be berthed at the Lewes Terminal and available for engine room tours and photographs.
PDF of Press Release