New EPA program will help school district's replace diesel buses with electric buses

TEXAS - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its historic $5 billion Clean School Bus Program on Friday. The new program, created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Biden last November, will help school districts replace polluting diesel buses with zero-tailpipe-emission, electric school buses.
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Camden Receives $3.5 Million From EPA To Revitalize Elijah Perry Park

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The city of Camden received $3.5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help revitalize Elijah Perry Park in the city’s Centerville neighborhood. According to the EPA, the money will pay for testing and remediation of potential environmental contamination underneath the park’s soil. Mayor Vic Carstarphen said once the park is cleared of any contamination, the city will invest money into new playgrounds, picnic areas and basketball courts. “We used to play basketball when I was in high school right on the basketball courts right off of Ferry Avenue,” Mayor Carstarphen said. “It’s been a part of my...
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Harris announces $500M in EPA funds for zero-emission school buses

May 20 (UPI) -- Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday announced $500 million in Environmental Protection Agency funds for zero-emission school buses. The funds were secured through the administration of President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure law and allow for school districts and eligible school bus operators to replace their buses.

N.J. to receive $221M from EPA to help modernize its water systems

New Jersey’s Infrastructure Bank will receive $221 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help the state complete 28 water infrastructure projects that are intended to modernize water systems to protect public health and the environment for over 5.8 million people in the state. The announcement was made...

Harris and EPA will announce schools can apply for $500 million to replace diesel school buses with zero-emissions buses

(CNN) — The Biden administration is announcing that school districts around the nation can apply for the first round of funding to transition to clean, zero emissions buses. On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu will announce the first $500 million of funding for clean school buses is available to school districts around the nation. It marks the first tranche of funding out of $5 billion total in the bipartisan infrastructure law for low- and zero-emission school buses, which will be spent over the next five years.

EPA, Hub City host meeting regarding Hercules site

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Hattiesburg held a meeting Thursday evening regarding the next course of action regarding the Ashland Hercules Plant along West 7th Street. The plant, which was built in 1923, has been vacant since 2009 and has had multiple environmental...

Casey Sixkiller named as EPA's Region 10 Administrator

Washington, DC (KINY) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan has announced that President Biden will appoint Casey Sixkiller to become EPA’s Regional Administrator for Region 10. Sixkiller will lead the implementation of the Biden-Harris environmental agenda in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Tribal Nations. "Casey’s leadership...

Biden’s EPA air nominee draws miners’ endorsement

A champion of climate change rules nominated to lead EPA’s air office has picked up support from an unlikely group that often opposes efforts to transition away from traditional fuel sources — coal miners. The United Mine Workers of America’s endorsement could prove key as Joe Goffman, the...