EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Travels to San Francisco to Highlight Green Jobs, Tour Electric Vehicle Company that will announce its Plans to Double Bay Area Green Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO – February 2, 2011 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit San Francisco today, on the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, to discuss the future of “green” jobs in the Bay Area at a company that will announce plans to double their San Francisco workforce.  Jackson will discuss the local impact of issues laid out in the President’s speech during a tour of Mission Motors, a local SF green business that provides powertrain components for hybrid and electric vehicles.  Mission is at the center of American ingenuity and clean technologies President Obama discussed in his State of the Union Address.

Mission Motors started with three entrepreneurs looking to offer a small run of high-performance electric motorcycles. With the roots of a San Francisco startup, the company has emerged as a tier 1 provider of electric powertrains to major vehicle manufacturers of all types, from powersports to automotive to heavy equipment. The company has driven innovation in the EV sector, using expert design and software to create reliable powertrain systems that are smaller and lighter than current offerings on the market.

Mission is now poised to have a much bigger positive impact on the economy and the environment, with a goal of selling tens of thousands of electric and hybrid powertrains in the coming years.  This year, the company plans to double its workforce in the Bay Area.

During the tour of the Mission Motors facility, Jackson will talk about Obama administration efforts that benefit both public health and the economy.  The tour continues Administrator Jackson’s ongoing efforts to speak with Americans across the country about EPA’s work to protect people’s health and the environment and support job growth.

Thursday, February 2:

1:30 PM                Mission Motors
1177 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
Obama appointee Lisa Jackson will be accompanied by Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld. The tour will be open to the press. There will be a media availability immediately following the tour.

*Members of the news media wishing to attend should RSVP to Mary Simms at simms.mary@epa.gov or 415-760-5419.  Please include you name, contact information and media affiliation in your request.

Lisa P. Jackson: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/administrator.html

Mission Motors:  http://www.ridemission.com

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