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Texas clean diesel projects get $295,000 from EPA

Release Date: 10/08/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – October 8, 2008) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will receive $295,320 from the Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce diesel emissions.

EPA Region 6 in Dallas announced a total of $1,378,160 in grants today for clean diesel projects in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the State Clean Diesel Program. Grants from the State Clean Diesel Program are direct, non-competitive assistance awards designed to allow states to build programs that reduce diesel emissions from existing fleets. TCEQ will use its grant to fund projects that reduce diesel emissions from school buses as part of the Texas Clean School Bus program.

Additional information on the State Clean Diesel Program: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgstate.htm

Learn more about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

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