EPA funding Northeast diesel emissions reduction projects

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has almost $1.5 million in funding available for proposals aimed at reducing diesel emissions in eight northeastern states. The agency is working with the Northeast Diesel Collaborative, a partnership of public and private organizations whose goal is to cut diesel fumes in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The EPA is soliciting proposals from state and local governments, Indian tribes, environmental organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals and other nonprofits offering innovative plans to reduce diesel emissions in their communities. Projects may include diesel emissions reductions strategies such as add-on pollution control technology, engine replacement, idle reduction technologies or cleaner fuel use.

Proposals are due June 29. More information can be downloaded at www.epa.gov.