Cummins Slams EPA Penalties For Diesel Engine Emissions

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 9:35 PM EST) -- Cummins Inc. joined truck engine makers last week in arguing that a new interim rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency giving Navistar Inc. and other manufacturers time to meet nitrogen oxide emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel engines lacks stiff enough penalties for those who fail to comply.

Cummins opposed the rule in an appeal to the D.C. Circuit, saying the penalties —up to $1,900 for each heavy-duty diesel engine that does not meet the agency’s 2010 emission standards — are inadequate given the fact that...
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