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EPA Levies $438,000 in Fines and Mandatory ‘Environmental Projects’ on School Bus Contractor for ‘Excessive Idling’

Posted By admin On April 11, 2012 @ 3:18 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Elizabeth Harrington
CNS News [1]
April 11, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced nearly $500,000 in fines and mandatory “environmental projects” on a school bus contractor for “excessive idling,” and as part of its anti-idling campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of school buses waiting to pick up children for their routes.

“As part of a settlement for alleged excessive diesel idling in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Durham School Services will commit to reduce idling from its school bus fleet of 13,900 buses operating in 30 states,” read an EPA press release [2] on Tuesday.

The EPA says an agency inspector two years ago spotted buses of the Durham School Services, the second largest school bus transportation contractor in the country, “idling for extended periods of time” in school lots in New England.

“The inspector observed some buses idling for close to two hours before departing the bus lot to pick up school children,” it said. State rules limit idling to three minutes in Connecticut and five minutes in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where the infractions occurred.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-levies-438000-fines-and-mandatory-environmental-projects-school-bus-contractor

[2] press release: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/62196F9B584B436C852579DC00599928

[3] Drivers who leave engines running to clear screens face fines under ‘idling offence’ rules: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drivers-who-leave-engines-running-to-clear-screens-face-fines-under-idling-offence-rules.html

[4] Swedish Newspaper Has Photographic Proof & Eyewitnesses of Gore’s Limo Idling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swedish-newspaper-has-photographic-proof-eyewitnesses-of-gores-limo-idling.html

[5] Secret “Geo-Engineering” Projects Threaten Unknown Environmental Dangers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-geo-engineering-projects-threaten-unknown-environmental-dangers.html

[6] Video: Middle School Uses Students to Call for Arresting ‘Non-Environmentalists’ in ‘Environmental Police Agency’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-middle-school-uses-students-to-call-for-arresting-non-environmentalists-in-environmental-police-agency.html

[7] Gore leaves car idling for one hour during speech; Opts for Swedish government jet over public transportation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gore-leaves-car-idling-for-one-hour-during-speech-opts-for-swedish-government-jet-over-public-transportation.html

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