NMED applies for $577 million in federal pollution reduction grants

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Monday, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) submitted grant applications to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $577 million as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program. The two grant applications further New Mexico’s ambitious efforts to address climate change and air quality while expanding the economy and growing quality jobs. The grant applications focus on decarbonization of medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including semi-trucks and buses, traveling on Interstate 40 and financial incentives to defray the costs of those vehicles.

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