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Dallas Partners With Groups For Cleaner Air

By Bill Zeeble, KERA reporter

Dallas, TX – Bill Zeeble: Dallas just announced agreements with Yellow Cab, Habitat for Humanity and 4 other groups that'll work for a greener environment. Some cabs will use hybrid energy. Habitat homes will become more energy efficient & use more recycled materials, Local Environmental Protection Agency administrator Richard Greene, says the joint effort's necessary to reach federal clean air goals by 2-thousand-10

Richard Greene, Local EPA Administrator : Everything counts. It all matters. If there were a single solution and one thing could clean the air, it would have been done.There's a good ways to go to get into compliance.

Zeeble: Last Spring, Dallas became the nation's 1st city to work with the EPA and the local Council of Governments to initiate joint, clean-air efforts. The region's currently does NOT meet federal clean air standards. There's a 5 thousand dollar incentive for every car a cab company turns into a hybrid. Bill Zeeble KERA news.