02/16/2011 02:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Clean Diesel School Buses: Obama's Budget Axes Program To Reduce Pollution

This week, Obama unveiled his budget proposal, which carries with it drastic cuts for almost all sectors of American life.

NPR reports 100 percent of funding has been cut for the popular, bipartisan clean diesel school bus program.

The program, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, helped school districts update buses to use clean diesel fuel, which reduced environmental pollution and health risks, such as asthma, for schoolchildren.