[editor's note: they buried the proverbial lede in the following release, but it remain an important topic as California considers changes that could weaken its crucial diesel cleanup program]
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Manufacturers, truck owners, and public health, science and environmental groups called on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to continue making progress on cleaning up pollution from heavy-duty trucks and buses. The ARB is holding a hearing starting at 9am to consider amendments to the successful truck and bus rule, which has resulted in approximately 50,000 retrofits and reduced several thousand tons of particulate matter (PM) pollution to date.
Chris Miller, Executive Director of the Advanced Engine Systems Institute, said, “We urge ARB to be consistent and continue to strengthen implementation of the truck and bus rule. This is an important issue for those truckers who have already acted in good faith to install or buy advanced pollution control equipment and for the manufacturers of that equipment who deserve the regulatory certainty necessary for investing in clean air technologies."