Black Carbon Reduction Efforts Win Bipartisan Support

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday called for increased funding to reduce so-called black carbon emissions from diesel engines, criticizing the Obama administration for cutting a program that provides financial incentives for owners to retrofit or replace their equipment.

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Program was originally authorized for $200 million per year when it was created in 2005, but that amount has dropped steadily since then and fell to only $20 million for fiscal year 2013. A group of senators from the Environment and Public...
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