$3.49 Million Recovery Act Funds to Help Cut Diesel Pollution in Pittsburgh Area

August 26, 2009

On August 13th, the U.S. EPA announced that Allegheny County would receive $3.49 million in Recovery Act funding to help clean the air in the Pittsburgh area. The Allegheny County Health Department will distribute the EPA funds to four projects that will replace and retrofit engines and equipment in a variety of diesel fleets operating in the area, cutting particle pollution by 2.6 tons annually.

 The Allegheny County Partnership to Reduce Diesel Pollution, led by GASP and Clean Water Action assisted the Health Department in selecting projects. Allegheny County is one of seven applicants that won funding in the mid-Atlantic region.

 For more information about the projects read the press release

 Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Economic stimulus money to help Allegheny County shed three tons of soot

Check out our youtube video from the press conference

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Pittsburgh Healthy School Bus campaign featured in the Heinz Endowments h magazine

August 7, 2009

“Turning Yellow Buses Green” details how foundations, environmental groups and Pittsburgh school officials joined forces to reduce diesel exhaust from school buses and persuade carriers to upgrade their fleets. By Christine O’Toole;…

Check it out here