EPA Gives Grant to Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln Public Schools and the E.P.A. are launching an effort to make school buses safer for children. They want to get rid of the pollutants in the black clouds of smoke that pour out of bus exhaust systems. The E.P.A. awarded L.P.S. with a $150,000 grant Tuesday that will help them overhaul more than 100 buses by installing a cleaner emissions system. The toxins they emit can be especially dangerous for children. Lincoln Public Schools says it will take about two years to complete the project but they should have some of the buses fixed up before the end of the year.