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EPA is announcing a $9 million funding opportunity for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas. Proposals are due by Tuesday June 25, 2013. Link to more information
EPA representatives of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative visited the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) on March 5, 2013, to learn more about the Institute’s Project Green biodiesel project. The Project Green effort is an outstanding example of collaboration between the Institute and 24 public and private sector partners. Project Green is the first effort by an educational institution in Alabama to implement a public education program about biodiesel as well as training students about biodiesel and its production.Link to more information.
The Seventh Annual Southeast Diesel Collaborative was held at the Crowne Plaza Perimeter Atlanta at the Ravinia on August 7-8, 2012. This meeting discussed how to “Amplify the Reach of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative” in regards to the southern connection in freight, non-road and public fleets, while procuring benefits in energy, the environment, and economics. Additionally, on August 6, 2012 the SEDC held a Freight Growth and Livable Communities Summit The participants of this workshop learned about innovative tools that can reduce freight related congestion and improve air quality in the southeast. To review the presenations of the meeting click here.
WASHINGTON - Science, imagination, education, healthier kids and a cleaner environment came together when Scholastic Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) teamed up to create “The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up” – a special edition book based on the award-winning Scholastic series. Today, EPA and Scholastic are announcing the release of the Spanish-language version of the book, "El Autobus Mágico – necesita una limpieza."
"The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up' makes the science of clean air fun," said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. "Translating the book into Spanish is a great opportunity to engage new audiences."
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Mississippi's efforts to clean up the air have caught the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On Wednesday, the regional administrator of the EPA visited Biloxi to thank all the schools, city leaders, and agencies for helping to cut down on dangerous emissions.
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