EPA awarding nearly $1 billion to schools for electric buses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 school districts across the country are receiving grants totaling about $1 billion to purchase 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program.

The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and reduce air pollution near schools and communities.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan are set to announce the grant awards Wednesday in Seattle.

The new, mostly electric school buses are intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and better protect children’s health.

Two Oregon school districts are among the recipients. See the full list here.


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