Apr 25, 2013 11:00 AM by Patricia Collier
DENVER (AP) - Colorado car dealers are donating old cars to provide scholarships.
Dealers are contributing high-polluting vehicles to the Clear the Air Foundation. The program, sponsored by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, has doubled in size over the past year.
According to the Denver Post, dealers get a tax deduction for donating the cars. Proceeds from selling the vehicles to salvage yards are funneled to an auto-industry scholarship fund. Dealers say there is an added benefit because the worst air polluters get taken off the road permanently.