Indiana town turns to biodiesel

| 3/27/2006

LaPorte, IN, is joining the growing number of cities that are switching their vehicles over to biodiesel.

The Michigan City, IN, News-Dispatch reported that the town has joined the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Clean Communities Challenge program.

According to department’s Web site, the program is a voluntary effort to help communities in the state plan, develop and implement environmental plans to improve the quality of life in their areas.

LaPorte Mayor Leigh Morris told the News-Dispatch that, in addition to city vehicles such as snow plows and dump trucks, the city is planning to talk to the LaPorte Community School District about switching all of the school buses over to biodiesel.

A deadline for the switch has not yet been announced.