- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Two school districts in Maine are getting a total of $200,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for new school buses.

Regional School Unit 21 in Kennebunk is getting $160,000 to replace eight buses and Regional School Unit 24 in Sullivan is getting $40,000 to replace two buses. The buses emit less pollution.

The Maine buses are among three fleets in New England, and 88 fleets in 27 states, that will receive more than $7.7 million in rebates through EPA’s 2016 Clean School Bus Rebate Program. The funds will help pay to replace 401 older diesel school buses with new buses that are more than 90 percent cleaner.

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