Groups Ask Congress For $1B To Cut Diesel Emissions

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 3:41 PM EST) -- A coalition of environmental, health and industry organizations is seeking $1 billion in additional federal funding under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2005 to purchase cleaner diesel vehicles and retrofit older technologies with the aim of curbing diesel fuel emissions.

The groups requested the additional funds be added to job-creation legislation currently being prepared by Congress, in a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dated Jan. 11.

DERA was first introduced in Congress in 2005 in a bill co-sponsored by then-Sen. Barack...
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