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Push for Electric School Buses Continues in Minnesota

A local nonprofit organization in Minnesota is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in working with school districts to apply for federal electric school bus funding.

MN350, a well-known statewide climate advocacy group that focuses on working toward transitioning Minnesota to clean energy, is in charge of organizing this upcoming event scheduled for Wednesday at Como Regional Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to MN350, scientific studies indicate diesel school buses emit 15 times higher asthma-inducing particulate matter than electric school buses. MN350 said it believes Minnesota students deserve to breathe clean air and is encouraging individuals to join them in this educational evening to learn how they can support school districts in making electric school buses a reality for students.

Year two of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program rebate is projected to open this fall, and the goal is to get Minnesota students on as many electric buses as possible. EPA is also expected to announce winners of this summer’s Clean School Bus Program competitive grant.

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