News Releases - Air
EPA Grant Will Help Waller ISD Reduce School Bus Emissions
Release Date: 09/11/2008
Contact Information: For more information contact Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or email@example.com
(Dallas, Texas – September 11, 2008) Children attending the Waller Independent School District can breathe a sigh of relief as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards the Houston-Galveston Area Council $200,000 in grants to reduce emissions in order to comply with 2007 federal emission standards.
Working in a cooperative agreement with the EPA, the Houston-Galveston Area Council will retrofit 47 Waller Independent School District buses with EPA-certified particulate filters and closed crankcase ventilation systems.
The project will reduce children’s exposure to particulate matter and air toxics and improve overall air quality in the eight-county Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area.
Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm
More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6