Oklahoma School Recognized for Reducing Diesel Emissions

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2018

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced today that Boswell Public Schools will be recognized for reducing diesel emissions and improving the state’s air quality. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., November 7, 2018. The event will take place at 604 7th St., Boswell, Oklahoma.

Boswell Public Schools participated in the Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program. As part of that program, some schools in the state were eligible to apply for grant funds to replace, repower, and/or retrofit diesel school buses. Boswell Public Schools used approximately $18,200 in grant funds to replace an outdated bus with a 2017 emission standard bus. In addition, the Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program required the school to implement a policy that limits the amount of time a school bus idles. Unnecessary vehicle idling pollutes the air, wastes fuel, and causes excess engine wear.

More information on the Oklahoma Clean Diesel Grant Program is available at https://www.deq.ok.gov/air-quality-division/clean-diesel-dera/.