Blythe CNG station expands
MDAQMD grants more than $360k for critical clean air project
A major expansion to a key station link on the I-10 corridor’s alternative fuel transportation network was recently completed thanks in large part to grant funds from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD).
More than $360,000 in grant funds awarded to the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency (PVVTA) was used to expand a critical Compressed Natural Gas station in Blythe. The clean air project funded by the MDAQMD was made possible through collaboration and cooperation with Blythe City leaders, PVVTA and Greenfix America, the company that constructed the project.
“We all know why we’re here — at the end of the day, we have to do what we can to decrease greenhouse gas emissions to decrease air pollution as well,” said Riverside County 4th District Supervisor Manuel Perez, who also sits on the MDAQMD Board.
Blythe City Councilman and MDAQMD Board Member Joey DeConinck led a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the project’s completion that included fellow Blythe City Councilmembers, Perez as well as representatives from the offices of Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz and Senator Jeff Stone.
“This is the perfect example of the kind of project that MDAQMD is looking to support in communities throughout our district,” said Brad Poiriez, Executive Director of MDAQMD. “With the help of so many stakeholders in and around Blythe, a significant expansion in a clean fuel source along a major transportation corridor will help prevent further emissions in the future.”
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