WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA posted the most recent Frequently Asked Questions document on the RFAs under the Clean Diesel Recovery Act program and announced the deadline of April 17 to submit all questions that will be answered before the applications are due on April 28.
The EPA released a video statement from Administrator Lisa Jackson commemorating the 39th anniversary of Earth Day with a call to all Americans to continue and increase progress in cleaning up the environment for the nation’s children, and the American School Bus Council responded with updated figures on how the yellow school bus can reduce fuel consumption and relieve traffic congestion.
Three months after Congress received a report that noted obstacles remained to hydrogen fuel cells being a viable option for school buses, the U.S. Department of Energy went one step farther and cut all funds for research and development in the Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2010 budget.
The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute in April recognized Blue Bird Corporation’s dedicated propane Type C Vision with the 2009 Oxygen Award for emissions reductions it has brought to school districts across the country.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is benefiting 15 of the state’s school districts as $1.73 million will purchase 17 new school buses to reduce nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and air toxins from communities.