EPA grant to help curb diesel pollution
Aug 25, 2005 7:23 AM
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $1.4 million to help curb diesel pollution has been awarded for the West Coast.
The grant will help leverage over $5.8 million in matching funds as part of a collaborative effort in California, Oregon, and Washington.
The joint funding initially will be used to reduce diesel air pollution from five pieces of heavy duty equipment.
Once emissions reductions data are verified, the technology will be eligible under other grant and retrofit programs to be installed on a wide variety of diesel-fueled vehicles.
The grant announcement was made by EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson during an August 22 visit to diesel engine distributor Cummins West Inc in West Sacramento CA.
The West Coast Collaborative, part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign, is a partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Canada and Mexico.
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