04 Dec '17, 3pm

Trump's EPA Seeks Deadly Air Pollution Loophole for Dirty Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) is proposing to roll back emission safeguards against sales of dirty trucks, leaving the public to cough and wheeze on more air pollution . NRDC is opposing the rollback at a public hearing on Dec. 4 in Washington, DC. The EPA proposal would lift restrictions on the number of new trucks that can be sold using old, refurbished engines (so-called "glider vehicles") that don't meet modern emissions standards. The proposal creates a dirty truck loophole that permits niche industry players to circumvent necessary clean air safeguards and sell an unlimited number of new, dirty trucks on the cheap. Approximately 10,000 heavy trucks have been sold annually in recent years that lack modern combustion and emissions control technologies to reduce dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) from diesel exhaust. These poll...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/truck-pollution-epa-2514785123.html

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