Hoeven Announces Environmental Protection Funds for Reducing Diesel Emissions, Cleanup of Underground Storage Tanks

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded two grants to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). This funding was made available through the annual appropriations process, through which the senator continues to support North Dakota priorities. Details are as follows: 

  • $391,768 from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund Corrective Action Program to support efforts to remediate leaks through developing, implementing and completing cleanups in the state. 
  • $327,347 from the State Clean Diesel Grant Program to assist efforts toward reducing pollutants and diesel emissions in the state.

“Today’s funding will support the state’s environmental efforts to help protect and enhance the well-being and quality of life for North Dakota residents,” said Hoeven.