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EPA Administrator Visits Team at West Philadelphia Auto Academy

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Auto Academy Alumnus Lawrence Jones-Mahoney explains the K-1 Attack to Secretary Jackson Auto Academy Alumnus Lawrence Jones-Mahoney explains the K-1 Attack to Secretary Jackson

Monday May 11, was an exciting day for the West Philly Hybrid X Team. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited the West Philadelphia High Auto Academy to talk about the Team's work.

She was joined by Congressman Chaka Fattah, Philadelphia Academies, Inc., President Lisa Nutter, West Philadelphia High Principal Saliyah Cruz and many other distinguished guests. Ms. Jackson noted that the auto industry was in a little trouble and gave a real shout out to the Team, telling us that we are the key to the future of the automotive industry.

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Team members Eric Yates, Azeem Hill, Jacques Wells and Anita Davidson all took to the podium to explain the work the Team is doing on their two Progressive Automotive X Prize entries and how they intend to use their cars to grow the new green economy. Team Director Simon Hauger thanked Ms. Jackson for the leadership she is providing the country on environmental issues.

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