DEP to Use $9.5 Million Grant for Air Quality Enhancement

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The State of New Jersey has announced a partnership to fund new air-quality enhancement projects targeting mobile sources of pollution.

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Chris Christie Administration announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) and the Department of Transportation (NJ DOT) are teaming up to work with regional transportation planning agencies to use a $9.5 million federal grant for three new air-quality projects.

The new projects include adding electric-vehicle charging stations across the state, providing electric power for trucks that require climate control for shipments, and providing cleaner state-of-the-art engines to New York Harbor ferries.

The projects have passed the preliminary project selection process and are now awaiting further review before they can be approved to receive the federal funding.

Officials say these projects will help reduce pollutants that contribute to the making of ozone-smog, and make for an overall cleaner and healthier New Jersey. 

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