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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 r6press@epa.gov

(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

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