Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Natural Gas Lowers truck pollution

Well it's not groundbreaking news, but switching from diesel to natural gas lowers pollution.

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District recently used grant money to reduce by tons the amount of smog-forming pollutants emitted from the expanded Toland Landfill in Santa Paula.

The Ventura Regional Sanitation District gave the district a $534,820 grant to reduce nitrogen oxides and reactive organic gases emitted by trucks and heavy equipment at the landfill. The money was used to convert diesel engines to run on liquefied natural gas and also to start a lawnmower buy-back program