The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is among the California entities to benefit from a new round of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emission Reduction Act funding.
The district received nearly $650,000 to replace three diesel-powered refuse trucks with California Air Resources Board-certified, renewable natural gas-fueled vehicles, and to replace up to six non-road, diesel-powered agricultural tractors with cleaner 2015-16 models.
The $3.25 million round of DERA funding in California is designed to reduce diesel, greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from large polluting diesel sources, such as trucks and buses.
Also receiving funds was the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, with $1 million to replace 75 off-road agricultural diesel tractors with cleaner tractors.
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