SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri university has received a grant of more than $88,000 to oversee and field projects to reduce diesel emissions in 15 counties.
The state agency received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct diesel reduction projects throughout Missouri.
Drury will administer the funding of a two-pronged approach. An initial set of grants will help owners of public and private diesel fleets replace old vehicles with newer, cleaner ones. A second round of funding will create a program to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleets.
Drury will conduct the projects in Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Barton, Dade, Greene, Webster, Christian, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, and Taney counties.