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April 2007
Northeast Diesel Collaborative announces $3.8 million in new clean diesel projects 

Stephen L. Johnson, the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced $3.8 million in funding to eight organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles operating in the Northeast.

The funds were made available through the Northeast Diesel Collaborative, a partnership of public and private entities. One of the recipients, the City of New Haven, received nearly $115,000 to install advanced pollution control technology on construction equipment operating at school construction sites.

The grants are part of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign which promotes regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from new and existing diesel engines by 2014.

Other grants included:

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts for $50,145 to retrofit non-road construction equipment statewide with a combination of diesel oxidation catalysts and diesel particulate matter filters.
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for $125,000 to retrofit diesel locomotive utility track vehicles with idle reduction technologies and others with diesel oxidation catalysts.
  • The following six organizations received funds totaling nearly $1.14 million to retrofit nearly 1,400 school buses in communities across the Northeast.
  • ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability received $299,406 to retrofit school buses in four states with advanced pollution control technology.
  • Erie County, New York, Department of Environmental Protection, received $298,960 to retrofit school buses with advanced pollution control technology.
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation received $194,494 to retrofit school buses with a combination of auxiliary heaters, diesel oxidation catalysts and crankcase filters.
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection received $55,823 to retrofit school buses with a diesel technology that reduces emissions.
  • New York State Energy and Research Development Authority received $171,040 as part of a project to retrofit school buses with a combination of technologies including, diesel oxidation catalysts, crankcase filters and diesel particulate matter filters.
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts received $120,000 to retrofit buses with diesel oxidation catalysts and diesel particulate matter filters.


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