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EPA allocated money to replace Diesel buses with electric ones

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent $7 million in funds from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package on a program to replace diesel school buses with electric ones in underserved communities.The EPA’s 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates program allocated $7 million in funds from Biden's American Rescue Plan Act to schools to replace up to four diesel buses with electric school buses totaling $1.2 million or $300,000 each. The school bus rebates program was tailored only to applicants in underserved school districts, tribal schools, and private fleets serving those schools, and the replacement buses had to be electric, according to the EPA. The approved schools, which were selected through a lottery, have until October to show that they’ve purchased the new buses and scrapped the old ones. A webinar for applicants to the program, which was released last October, said, "Diesel engines emit harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and other pollutants," and that "while new buses must meet EPA’s tougher emission standards, many older school buses continue to emit harmful diesel exhaust."https://www.foxnews.com/politics/epa-american-rescue-plan-diesel-school-buses-electric-buses

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  • Joyce Waturu

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    Its impressive how progressive and aggressive Biden's administration is in enhancing a timely and smooth transition to E-mobility in the US.

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    • monicah mbesu

      53 w

      This will be a nice move once the electric buses are introduced air pollution will be cut down

      • Joyce Waturu

        53 w

        Superb!With a dedicated hand in finacing,the transition is certainly more than possible and even swifter.

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        • We Don't Have Time

          53 w

          Dear Kevin Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to US EPA and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Ford We Don't Have Time

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          • George Kariuki

            53 w

            Initiatives like this help pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

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            • ance Star

              53 w

              This is super good for EPA for using using their resources in the right way..like abandoning diesel buses to electric one

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              • Munene Mugambi

                53 w

                Interested in the sharing of the money and how the funds will be used to attain maximum usefulness

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                • Tabitha Kimani

                  53 w

                  Given that transition is very expensive, financial support will be a great incentive.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    53 w

                    A nice move to switch to electric

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                    • Waigwa Monica

                      53 w

                      This is a great initiative to curb GHGs, well done EPA.

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                      • Ajema Lydiah

                        53 w

                        this is great,we should go electric to avoid pollution

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