CAC Statement on the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program 3rd Round Awardee Announcement

May 29th, 2024
<> on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
<> on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

For Immediate Release

DATE: May 29, 2024

CONTACT: Aida Farah |  | 571-243-0974

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new awardees for the Clean School Bus Program with $900 million in funding distributed to 530 school districts across the country to purchase over 3,000 new electric school buses. This program, funded by the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is making a major difference by cutting climate pollution and protecting the health of our kids. The following is a statement from CAC Director Margie Alt in response to this announcement:

“Forget Ms. Frizzle – going electric makes for a real magic school bus. Traditional diesel-powered buses spew dangerous and deadly pollution into the air precisely where students live and learn. Transitioning to new electric school buses will protect students, drivers, and neighborhoods, especially in vulnerable communities that are exposed to a larger percentage of transportation-related pollution. This third round of funding from the Clean School Bus Program will go a long way towards improving public health, cleaning up our air and protecting our climate. That’s not magic; it’s President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan delivering on their promises.”


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Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of advocacy organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Our goal is to reduce carbon pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy through policies focused on climate, justice, and jobs and expanding opportunity for all.

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