School Bus Demo at Georgia Capitol

Guest Blog | March 27, 2008 | Videos

School buses are often thought to be the safest way for childrento travel to school. But it also a way that children are exposed totoxic pollution from diesel emissions. The pollution builds up in thecabin of the bus and can be 3-5 times higher than outdoor air. Dieselpollution can exacerbate asthma, contribute to respiratory disordersand even cause cancer. The Georgia Clean Diesel Campaign is askingGA legislators for a minimum of $1.3 million in the form of anappropriation that will leverage $5-6 million in federal funds alreadyon hand. This would eliminate the need for school systems to provide a20% match out of their own budgets. It would also allow Georgia todouble the number of clean buses already on the road in our state.