- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A $1 million grant will be used to help reduce emissions from diesel trucks with the goal of improving air quality in Detroit.

The funding for Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision was announced this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The money will help Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision to replace 33 short-haul trucks that transport materials around the city. The grant will fund 25 percent of the cost and two local trucking companies will pay the rest for new, cleaner trucks.

The EPA says the new trucks will use less fuel and reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon monoxide.

The EPA awarded grants to Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision in 2012 and 2014 that were used to replace 38 older diesel vehicles with cleaner ones.




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