September 19, 2019
Congress moves against older diesel engines
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Congress has passed the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. It reauthorizes the EPA’s Clean Diesel Program to support projects that improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines.

Congressman Ken Calvert (D-Corona) co-sponsored the bill.

According to the EPA, nearly 10 million older diesel engines are operating without modern emissions controls. While some of these engines will be retired over time, many will remain in use, polluting America’s air for the next 20 years, Calvert said.

Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, says “Congress is recognizing the success and value of the DERA by committing more resources to modernizing and upgrading existing diesel engines.”
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