Grant to reduce diesel emissions from school buses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky school district has been awarded about $95,000 in funding to reduce diesel emissions from its school bus fleet.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the Crittenden County school board is receiving the grant from the Kentucky Division for Air Quality. The funds were made available as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emission Reduction Act.

The project in Crittenden County will replace four older model diesel school buses with four new buses powered by propane autogas.

Propane autogas burns cleaner than diesel, producing fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons and eliminating emissions of particulate matter.

Last year, the Crittenden County school board received grant funding to retrofit 14 diesel buses with emissions-control technologies and to replace one 1992 model diesel bus with a new model powered by propane autogas.

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