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PA Awards Grants for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) recently announced it has awarded $750,000 in total grant funding for projects aimed at reducing vehicular diesel emissions.

According to PA DEP, grant recipients include the Clean Air Council, which plans to institute a statewide school bus anti-idling campaign; Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., which will equip 32 delivery trucks with diesel retrofit technology; the North Penn School District, which plans to install diesel retrofit technology on its 136 school buses as well as purchase ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) for the fleet; and the city of Philadelphia, which will employ diesel retrofit technology on a mixed fleet of waste handling equipment.

PA DEP noted that it will also provide grants to the Philadelphia School District for the purchase of ULSD; Temple University for the installation of diesel retrofit technology on 10 vehicles; and Waste Management, Inc. for the purchase of a fuel-borne catalyst supply as well as diesel retrofit technology.

Contact: Ana Gomez, PA DEP, phone 717-787-1323, e-mail agomez@state.pa.us.

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Title Annotation:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 27, 2004
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