House Approves Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

Law360 (December 21, 2010, 5:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to extend for another five years a $1 billion grant and loan program established in 2005 to help companies and local governments reduce diesel emissions.

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010, which passed the U.S. Senate in a unanimous vote Dec. 16, now goes to President Obama's desk for a signature. H.R. 5809 passed the House in a voice vote.

Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., hailed the passage of the proposal, calling it a "bipartisan, common-sense" bill...
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