Yes, it is a relatively quiet week in our nation’s capital. A chance to catch up on an issue that likely would have been lost amid all of last week’s announcements.
I am referring to the dire need to clean up the nation’s millions of dirty diesel engines that continue to spew life-threatening fumes.
A remarkably large coalition is calling on Congress to boost cleanup funding.
The coalition also is urging more funding for our friends with state and local clean-air agencies.
It’s a rare day when health and environmental groups join forces with trucking and diesel engine companies!
In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Clean Air Watch and the National Association of Manufacturers on the same page!!As we note in the letter, cleaning up diesel engines not only creates jobs and cleans up the air, but it provides important global warming benefits.