31 Aug '17, 2pm

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. With $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality. One diesel lobbying group believes the best way to combat emissions in the short run is to allocate a large portion of the funds to replace the state's old and dirty diesel-powered semi trucks. DON'T MISS: Diesel trucks with latest emission controls displacing dirtier, older ones on U.S. roads In addition to the $423 million from the Volkswagen mitigation, the state's recently extended carbon cap-and-trade program makes nearly $2 billion available for initiatives to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Not only is the Diesel Technology Forum calling for newer, cleaner...

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