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NEW JERSEY LCV CELEBRATES ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS BILL BEING SIGNED INTO LAW
The following is a statement from New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director, Ed Potosnak, regarding Governor Murphy signing into law a bill that will establish a program to utilize $45 million of grant funding for electric school buses.
“Today we can literally all breathe easier about our children and our students’ futures. We applaud the legislature and Governor Murphy for passage and signing into law a bill to electrify our school buses. Electric school buses have been a top priority at New Jersey LCV because there is nothing more important to us than the health of our children and students, and today we transition away from the past of kids breathing dirty diesel fumes to and from school,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Studies show that New Jersey continues to have some of the most polluted air in the nation, and school buses are the most heavily used public form of transportation. This bill is a good first step to having our students, especially those who live in already overburdened communities, breathe cleaner air. The bill allows for the pilot program to utilize $45 million of existing funding while providing critical information to scale the program up in the future.”