CSX Earns EPA 2013 Climate Leadership Recognition

Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07pm EST

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.,  Feb. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX)
today announced that the company won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) 2013 Climate Leadership Award in the Goal Achievement category. The award
recognizes CSX's 8 percent voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
intensity since 2007.

"Reducing CSX's emissions intensity by enhancing fuel efficiency is important to
CSX's mission and benefits our customers, employees, neighboring communities and
investors," said  Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and CEO. "CSX remains
committed to driving further improvements for our environment, while at the same
time moving the goods our country needs."

CSX was the first transportation company to become a Climate Leaders Program
Partner in  March 2007  and reached its voluntary 8 percent greenhouse gas
emissions intensity goal in 2010, one year ahead of schedule. By meeting this
goal, CSX reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 million metric tons - the
equivalent of taking 296,000 cars off the road for one year, or consuming more
than 3.5 million fewer barrels of oil. In 2012, the company announced a goal to
further reduce GHG emissions intensity, committing to an additional 6 to 8
percent decrease by 2020.

Investment in employee training and new technology is the key driver of the
company's continued emissions intensity improvement. CSX has invested more than 
$1.75 billion  over the past decade in an array of training and fuel-saving
locomotive technologies, which include:

* The Event Recorder Automated Download (ERAD), a highly sophisticated
monitoring system that reads and interprets locomotive operations for training
purposes including reducing fuel consumption by eliminating unnecessary power
braking and engine revving;  
* Idle-reduction technology that automatically starts and stops locomotive
engines when not in use and in some cases provides auxiliary power to reduce the
need to idle when a locomotive is not in motion; and  
* New, more fuel efficient, line-of-road locomotives, as well as ultra-low
emission GenSet switching locomotives. GenSet locomotives employ a set of
smaller engines rather than a single large locomotive engine to scale power to
demand more efficiently and reduce GHG emissions and diesel fuel consumption by
up to 25 percent.

"I commend CSX for its exemplary commitment and dedication to tackling the
challenge of climate change," said  Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. "CSX and all our Climate Leadership Award
winners are reducing harmful carbon pollution, increasing efficiency and cutting
waste at the same time."

The EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with The Climate Registry, the
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change
Officers. The Climate Leadership Awards build on the voluntary work that
organizations pursue in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and publicly
recognizes those efforts.

About CSX
CSX, based in  Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation
companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The
company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service
to 23 eastern states, the  District of Columbia  and two Canadian provinces.
CSX's network connects more than 240 short line railroads and more than 70
ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its
subsidiaries is available at  www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter
(http://twitter.com/CSX).

 



SOURCE  CSX Corporation


Lauren Rueger, 1 (877) TELL-CSX

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