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Iowa School Districts Receive $60,000 to Clean Older Diesel Buses

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 05:22
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 14, 2015) - IKM-Manning Community School District in Manning, Iowa, and the Sioux City (Iowa) Community School District have been awarded a total of $60,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace or retrofit three older diesel school buses. IKM-Manning CSD will receive $40,000 for two buses and Sioux City CSD will receive $20,000 for one bus

Kansas School Districts Receive $220,000 to Clean Older Diesel Buses

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 05:20
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 14, 2015) - Three Kansas school districts have been awarded a total of $220,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace or retrofit 11 older diesel school buses. School districts included are: Turner Unified School District (USD) 202, Wyandotte County, Kan. - $80,000 - four buses Altoona-Midway USD 387, Buffalo, Kan. - $20,000 - one bus Maize USD 266, Maize, Kan

Missouri School Districts Receive $240,000 to Clean Older Diesel Buses

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 05:14
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 14, 2015) - Five Missouri school districts have been awarded a total of $240,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace or retrofit 13 older diesel school buses. School districts included are: South Harrison R-II, Bethany, Mo. - $40,000 - two buses Holcomb R-III School District, Holcomb, Mo. - $20,000 - one bus Winston R-VI School District, Winston, Mo

Nebraska School Districts Receive $90,000 to Clean Older Diesel Buses

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 05:11
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 14, 2015) - Ord Public Schools in Ord, Neb., and Auburn Public Schools in Auburn, Neb., have been awarded a total of $90,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace or retrofit five older diesel school buses. Ord Public Schools was awarded $30,000 for two buses while Auburn Schools was awarded $60,000 for three buses

Statement from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 02:51
This agreement will be seen as a historic moment, a time when the world came together, turned the corner and decided we would put words into action and embrace one of our greatest challenges, combating the threat of climate change. I thank President Obama for his leadership on this issue

EPA Funds Cleaner School Buses with Diesel Rebates in Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 03:54
(Seattle – December 11, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $115,000 in rebates to retrofit older diesel school buses at the Shelley School District in Idaho, North Wasco County School District in Oregon, and Moses Lake School District in Washington. The retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter linked to aggravated asthma, lung damage, and other serious health problems

EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in 85 Communities

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 00:06
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses. The rebates are going to 85 school bus fleets in 35 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding

Newberry County School District Awarded $100,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 23:00
(12/11/15/ - ATLANTA) --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Newberry County School District in South Carolina is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

Spartanburg 5 County School District Awarded $40,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:59
(12/11/15 - ATLANTA) --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Spartanburg 5 County School District in South Carolina is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

Williamsburg County School District Awarded $20,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:59
(12/11/15 - ATLANTA) --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Williamsburg County School District in SC is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

Laurens 55 County School District Awarded $100,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:59
(12/11/15 - ATLANTA) --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Laurens 55 County School District in South Carolina is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

McDuffie County Schools in Thomson Ga. Awarded $85,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:43
ATLANTA --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that McDuffie County Schools in Thomson Ga. is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

Volusia County Schools in Deland, Fla. Awarded $225,000 in EPA Rebates to Fund Cleaner School Buses

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:41
ATLANTA --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Volusia County Schools in Deland, Fla. is one of 85 school bus fleets in 35 states to receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Nationally, EPA announced the award of more than $7 million in rebates to replace or retrofit 400 older diesel school buses

EPA Diesel Grant to Upgrade Vehicles at Port of Baltimore

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 21:10
BALTIMORE (December 11, 2015) -- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced an $870,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Maryland Environmental Services that will help replace older trucks used at the Port of Baltimore and reduce toxic air emissions. “Cleaning up our air and ensuring people’s right to breathe healthy air is a priority for EPA,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin

EPA will lift outdoor burn bans for Eastern Washington Indian reservations today and Monday

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 05:40
(Seattle – December 04, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is lifting bans on outdoor burning for three Indian reservations in Eastern Washington State due to improving air quality. Burn bans for the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of Indians and The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation ended today at 12:00 p.m. The burn ban for the reservation of the Yakama Nation will end at 8:00 a.m., Monday, December 7

Massport Awarded More than $330,000 from EPA for Clean Diesel Project at Conley Terminal

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 21:58
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $333,185 to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to help retrofit five rubber tired gantry cranes with new diesel engines that will significantly reduce air pollution. The cranes are used to load drayage trucks at the Conley shipping terminal in Boston and reposition containers within the yard

EPA Announces $1 Million Clean Diesel Grant to Improve Air Quality in Detroit

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 05:16
(CHICAGO—December 3, 2015) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced a $1 million Clean Diesel grant that Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision will use to reduce emissions from diesel trucks to improve air quality in Detroit. “This EPA Clean Diesel grant will improve air quality and protect the health of Detroit residents by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines,” EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman said

U.S. EPA Requires J.R. Simplot Company to Reduce Emissions at Sulfuric Acid Plant in San Joaquin Valley

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 04:32
Company to fund special project to replace old wood-burning stoves SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with the J.R. Simplot Company that will resolve a Clean Air Act enforcement case involving its sulfuric acid plant near Lathrop, Calif

J.R. Simplot Company to reduce emissions at Pocatello, Idaho sulfuric acid plant

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:34
Estimated $42 million settlement resolves Clean Air Act violations at Simplot’s five acid plants in Idaho, Wyoming and California (Seattle – December 3, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with the J.R. Simplot Company that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations related to modifications made at Simplot’s five sulfuric acid plants located near Pocatello, Idaho, Lathrop, California, and Rock Springs, Wyoming

J.R. Simplot Company to Reduce Emissions at Sulfuric Acid Plants in Three States

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:34
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the J.R. Simplot Company that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations related to modifications made at Simplot’s five sulfuric acid plants near Lathrop, Calif., Pocatello, Idaho and Rock Springs, Wyo