Headline RoundupMay 30th, 2024

Biden Administration Allocates $900 Million For Green School Buses

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Biden administration allocated $900 million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, intended to transition school buses nationwide from fossil fuels to cleaner energy. 

Details: These funds will provide 530 schools across the country with over 3,400 clean school buses, 92% of which will be electric. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and guide the nation in developing cleaner transport options through this investment. School districts in Ohio, Georgia, and other states are among the beneficiaries of this fund, enabling them to replace older, diesel-powered buses connected to health issues like asthma. Proponents believe the program will provide a healthier environment for children, lessen greenhouse gas emissions, and promote the country's leadership in clean vehicle development.

Key Quotes: Michael Regan, the EPA administrator, stated, “President Biden believes every child deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life and breathe clean air, and his Investing in America agenda is designed to deliver just that. With today’s latest round of funding, we are transforming the nation’s school bus fleet to better protect our most precious cargo — our kids — saving school districts money, improving air quality, and bolstering American manufacturing all at the same time.”

How the Media Covered It: Coverage from Fox News (Right bias) stated that Biden authorized the funding “despite child illiteracy continuing to plague children in the U.S. education system,” focusing a large portion of the article on child illiteracy rates. This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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