diesel emissions

In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

Article: In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

LOS ANGELES, California, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – The Puente Hills Landfill hosted a rare group of federal and state environmental officials on Monday. They met at the waste disposal site to view tractors, bulldozers and refuse compactors that are ahead of schedule in meeting California’s new, stringent diesel emissions standards for heavy equipment. The…

California Rules First in U.S. to Cut Diesel Truck Emissions

Article: California Rules First in U.S. to Cut Diesel Truck Emissions

SACRAMENTO, California, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The California Air Resources Board today adopted two regulations aimed at cleaning up harmful emissions from the estimated one million heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate in California. The regulations are the first of their kind in the United States. Heavy-duty big rigs are the largest remaining source of…

Pittsburgh Diesel Trash Trucks Upgraded for Cleaner Air

Article: Pittsburgh Diesel Trash Trucks Upgraded for Cleaner Air

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – Trash trucks that don’t trash the air quality of the neighborhoods they serve soon will be traveling the streets of Pittsburgh. On Friday, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association received a $127,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will be used for a pilot project to…

New Diesel Rule Cuts Emissions from Trains, Ships

Article: New Diesel Rule Cuts Emissions from Trains, Ships

HOUSTON, Texas, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – Today at the Port of Houston federal officials announced tough new emissions standards for locomotive and marine diesel engines. The standards will be achieved through the combination of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and advanced engine systems. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson signed the Locomotive and Marine…