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Ditching diesel isn’t just good for public health and the environment -- it’s affordable

Getting rid of that black cloud of exhaust behind our buses, and the negative health and environmental effects that come along with it, is easier than it may seem. According to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research and Policy Center, electric buses are not only cleaner and healthier than diesel buses, but transit agencies and school districts have many affordable options at their disposal to adopt them.

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Paying for Electric Buses

Most of America’s school and transit buses run on diesel, a highly-polluting fuel, but there is a better option. All-electric buses are here, and they’re cleaner, healthier and save money for transit agencies, school districts and bus contractors to run in the long-term. 

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Time to “Get the Lead Out” of water across the United States

Health experts estimate that 24 million children are at risk of losing IQ points from even low levels of lead exposure. After widespread lead contamination was found in schools’ drinking water, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new toolkit to help “Get the Lead Out.” The information in this toolkit can help parents, teachers and schools protect students  during the Centers for Disease Control’s “National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week” and throughout the year.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Renewable Energy 101: Tools to move campuses toward renewable energy

Today, Environment America Research and Policy Center, touting the leadership role that colleges and universities must play in the clean energy revolution, unveiled a new report detailing 11 strategies and tools that universities can use to move towards meeting 100 percent of their energy needs with renewable sources.

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State Street turns into Electric Avenue, as advocates celebrate New Jersey Senate Environment Committee passing bill to electrify transportation

Today, electric cars, buses and trucks blocked off West State Street outside the New Jersey State House, turning it into “Electric Avenue.” Elected officials, advocates and Trenton residents gathered there to celebrate clean transportation and test drive electric vehicles. Earlier in the morning, the state Senate Environment Committee passed S2252, a bill that would make the state a national leader in clean, electric transportation.

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