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Indiana City Unveils First CNG Garbage Truck

On Monday, the City of Hobart (Lake County), Indiana, announced it will unveil its first CNG garbage truck. The new automated garbage truck was funded by the city with significant contributions from two grant programs, the BP Whiting Refinery’s Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions program (BP-CADER) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s DieselWise program. South Shore Clean Cities Inc. assisted the City of Hobart in assessing alternative fuel vehicle options and securing grant funds. The BP-CADER grant program is the result of an agreement between BP, the Sierra Club and a consortium of environmental groups. “Mayor Snedecor, Public Works Director John Dubach and other leaders in the City of Hobart are committed to seeing a brighter future for Northern Indiana, and South Shore Clean Cities is committed to being part of the community to achieve that goal.” said Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities. The City of Michigan City is also exploring the benefits of using natural gas fuel in Northwest Indiana.