EPA Navigates Scrappage, Equity Concerns As It Issues Clean Bus Grants

November 29, 2023
EPA is grappling with a range of concerns as it implements a $5 billion program from the 2021 infrastructure law to deploy clean school buses, including how to ensure maximum scrappage of older, replaced buses, even as officials tout that the lion’s share of awards have gone to low-income, rural and tribal communities. An EPA air office official highlighted the scrappage issue during a Nov. 29 World Resources Institute (WRI) event about ways to ensure an “equitable transition” of the...

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