Florida Conservation Voters push for electric school buses

electric bus eLooper EV
PSTA electric bus for the Downtown eLooper. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (2018).

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced in November that some school districts in Florida were eligible for grants to help replace diesel school buses with electric buses.

The eligible districts are from the most polluted and populous regions of the state, including Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Zac Cosner, with Florida Conservation Voters, says the money comes from a settlement with Volkswagen after the automaker cheated on emissions tests. He is LCV’s climate and clean energy advocate.

Also with Florida Conservation Voters, Maria Revelles says the communities that are affected the most by pollution are the ones that could get help. She is the group’s Chispa Florida program director.


Watch more:


Listen to the 5:30 p.m. WMNF News headlines for 14 January 2021:

Listen to the 4:30 p.m. WMNF News headlines for 14 January 2021:

Listen to the 3:30 p.m. WMNF News headlines for 14 January 2021:


You may also like

Voting With a Purpose

Jarvis Karim El-Amin stops in to announce an epic candidate...

The Scoop: Fri. June 21st, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

In the past decade, there have been more than 200...

20-foot Inflatable IUD Arrives in Tampa

Americans for Contraception brought a 20-foot, inflatable IUD to Lykes...

A photo of a county commissioner, wearing a plaid long sleeve, speaking into a radio microphone.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Harry Cohen talks taxes, elections, transportation and more

Harry Cohen has served on the Hillsborough County Board of...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Player position: