Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding $412,457 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). The funds will be used to support Clark County School District’s (CCSD) plans to replace 17 older diesel school buses with new 2019 buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards.
“I applaud the EPA and the State of Nevada’s combined efforts to reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles. Replacing these old diesel buses with new models that pass the EPA’s strictest emission standards helps combat environmental pollution and ensures the safety of our children,” said Cortez Masto. “I will work to ensure that the federal government continues to support transportation improvement projects that protect our environment and keep Nevada’s students healthy.”