Cleaner Fuel for Bridge Construction Project

Location: I-5 corridor through Oregon

EPA is providing an $80,000 grant to the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, with $120,000 in matching funds. This project provides a 5-cent per gallon fuel discount to bridge contractors who purchase cleaner fuel, such as ultra-low sulfur diesel or a biodiesel blend, for their construction equipment. Construction equipment—including cranes, paving trucks, and bulldozers—typically emits high levels of toxic air pollutants like sulfur oxides (which cause chest pain, coughing, and shortness of breath) and 40 or so other known or suspected carcinogenic substances.