Agencies encouraged to apply for state clean diesel grant awards

Keith Hinnenkamp

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) is pleased to release the annual State Clean Diesel Grant Program application. Schools, cities, counties, and other government agencies that required larger, diesel-powered vehicles are encouraged to apply for State Clean Diesel Grant awards.

Broome County is replacing old buses with eight new clean diesel buses manufactured by Gillig.

The NDDEQ will issue approximately $327,000 in awards funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase new or newer, diesel-powered, zero-emission, hybrid, or alternatively fueled vehicles. The purpose of the funding is to reduce diesel emissions in accordance with the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of the Energy Policy Act of 2010. To date, 93 older vehicles in North Dakota have been replaced using this funding, with a reduction in air emissions of about 175 tons over the lifetime of those vehicles.

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Available for $25,695, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel offers the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid passenger car in America.  All-new Cruze Diesel delivers segment-leading SAE-certified 151 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque with segment-leading 46 mpg highway.  It can go 717 miles on one tank of diesel fuel.

The application and program guidelines are available at https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/News.aspx.  Applications can be mailed to the Division of Air Quality, 918 E Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501-1947 or emailed to airquality@nd.gov.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. CT on March 31, 2021.

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