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Abt Wins EPA Contract to Help Address the Nation’s Most Pressing Air Quality, Clean Energy, and Climate Change Challenges

Rockville, Md.  –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Abt Associates a new five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide comprehensive support for the Agency’s air and radiation programs. The Environmental, Analytical, Research, Technical, and Hybrid (EARTH) Support contract, with a total ceiling of $5.7 billion, covers the full range of the Office of Air and Radiation’s regulatory and non-regulatory activities, including tackling the high-stakes climate change crisis; reducing air pollution and its detrimental effects on peoples’ health and productivity; and protecting people of color, low-income populations, and indigenous communities from disproportionately negative impacts.

Abt has supported the Office of Air and Radiation for more than 25 years. For example, we’ve held five consecutive mission support contracts with the Climate Change Division, helping EPA staff conduct cutting-edge research into climate change impacts, operating a nationwide greenhouse gas reporting program, supporting the regulatory process for phasing out the use of hydrofluorocarbons, and delivering groundbreaking work in methane mitigation strategies.  

“The next five years will be a crucial period for putting the United States on a track toward achieving its long-term goals of improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and moving to clean energy,” says Paul Anninos, vice president for environment and natural resources. “Under this new EARTH Support contract, we will deliver the full range of Abt’s capabilities and expertise to continue to help EPA address some of our nation’s most pressing challenges, from climate change to environmental justice.”

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Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm that combines data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people's lives. We partner with clients and communities to advance equity and innovation—from creating scalable digital solutions and combatting infectious disease, to mitigating climate change and evaluating programs for measurable social impact.

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