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Alamo Area COG Receives EPA Grant To Improve Local Independent School Districts

Release Date: 08/04/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – August 4, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $157,259 to the San Antonio-based Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) to improve ambient air quality in four local independent school districts. Edgewood ISD, Hunt ISD, Boerne ISD, and Harlandale ISD will participate in a project intended to reduce harmful air emissions from a fleet of older model school buses. The project consists of two emission-reducing activities for these buses which include incorporating retrofitting technologies and replacing existing diesel operated buses. With support from the EPA, the council is committed to reducing diesel exhaust emissions to protect the health of school-aged children, educating the general public on environmental issues, and conducting outreach programs.

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