Good Climate News this Week: Clean School Buses, an Expanded Environmental Justice Council, Clean Energy Rebates, and More!

June 1, 2024 | by magnews24.com

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $875 million to over 530 school districts to purchase a total of 3,400 clean school buses. The selected school districts are located in 47 states, D.C., and several Tribes and U.S. territories. The awards come from EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program, which has awarded nearly $3 billion to replace diesel school buses to date.

About two thirds of the funding from this round of investment will go toward purchasing clean school buses in low-income, rural and tribal communities, advancing President Biden’s Justice40 initiative.

The new buses, 92% of which are electric, will replace older, polluting diesel models, making the air safer and healthier for children riding school buses.

Read LCV and Chispa’s statements on the announcement.

Source: EPA, Politico, Energywire

2. Biden-Harris administration expands Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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