Merkley: Economic Recovery Act is Creating Jobs in Lane County and Cutting Emissions

Merkley: Economic Recovery Act is Creating Jobs in Lane County and Cutting Emissions

Coburg – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley toured Cascade Sierra Solutions and applauded federal funding for implementing projects that will create jobs, save fuel and reduce emissions.

“With the help of Recovery Act Funds, Cascade Sierra Solutions can create jobs in Lane County and lower diesel truck emissions up and down the I-5 corridor,” Merkley said. “I’m glad to see Recovery Funds laying the foundation for economic growth in Coburg and throughout the state.”

With the help of recovery funds, CSS will be part of a project that will create or preserve 1,700 jobs around the country, including several in Coburg.

Earlier this month, President Obama announced an enormous investment in electric vehicle technology, including about $22 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money to Cascade Sierra Solutions to fund outreach centers at major truck stops. The centers will provide education, technology and incentives for local fleets to reduce emissions. 

Cascade Sierra Solutions is a Coburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to saving fuel and reducing emissions from heavy-duty diesel engine trucks in Washington, Oregon, and California.