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Leaders and Organizations Come Together to Discuss Electrifying School Buses – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-10-13 09:00:17 –

Among other pressing topics within the school system, reducing diesel fuel usage is currently on the list.

The American Lung Association (ALA) and Mothers & Others For Clean Air met to discuss health and education, and how the transition from diesel fuel to electric school buses could improve student health and education.

Panelists at the conference included Georgia representative Terry Anurevic and senior transport policy adviser under Senator Raphael Warnock Mara Stark Alcala. At the roundtable, we worked with leaders and supporters of Mothers & Others For Clean Air and other organizations to discuss ideas and processes for implementing a zero-emission bus.

“This is important not only for the health of the children on the bus, but also for the decarbonization of the entire US transportation sector,” said Anne Blair, senior EV policy manager at the Electrification Coalition.

Blair continued to talk about the health and financial benefits behind the switch to zero-emission buses. Blair said the switch could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from public transport by 35%.

Other health professionals talked about the effects of air pollution on the child’s developing body. Problems such as emphysema and stunting are concerns for children who travel to and from school by bus.

June Deen, Senior Director of Advocacy at ALA, talked about the ability to switch based on ALA. Air condition A report showing that the Clean Air Act has been improved since the passage of the Clean Air Act and its findings. Atlanta alone has been improved from one of the worst cities with particle pollution to be on the list for aggressive air cleaning.

From Senator Raphael Warnock’s office, Stark Alcala shared her insights into the interest of zero-emission buses and their desire for equal access to these buses. The office seeks to secure the necessary funding to enable people of color and disadvantaged areas to benefit from the area’s zero-emission buses and clean air. We also want to make resources such as charging stations accessible to everyone.

The hope of this discussion is to take action based on a set plan and work towards a cleaner air for everyone, not just school-aged children.



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