The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $975,609 to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) for the reduction of diesel emissions. This clean diesel project intends to protect air quality in St. Louis and the Springfield area.
MoDNR is targeting fleets in St. Louis and the Springfield area. In St. Louis, 44 school buses, 10 concrete mixers and 16 heavy-duty trash trucks would be targeted through a partnership with St. Louis Clean Cities Coalition. In Springfield, MoDNR plans to partner with the Ozark Center for Sustainable Solutions at Drury University to retrofit 98 school buses and replace 13 school buses.
The funds are provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program (NCDC). For information on EPA’s implementation of ARRA in Region 7, visit: http://www.epa.gov/recovery.
You can read the complete EPA news release here.