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New London ferry service chosen to receive clean air grant

November 15, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The governor of Connecticut says a ferry service that provides high-speed transportation to Block Island has been chosen to receive a grant to help install cleaner burning diesel engines.

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday that the New London-based Block Island Express Inc. would receive a $971,720 grant to help offset costs for a clean air project. The Day reports the state is dispersing $12.2 million for 10 clean air projects — with the money coming from the share of settlements Volkswagen Corp. has agreed to pay in a federal case.

Connecticut is expected to receive more than $55 million over a 10-year period to be used in offsetting the excess emissions caused by Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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