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
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Check out our youtube video from the press conference