(Eric Miller – Transport Topics)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced Nov. 13 they have begun an environmental review to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from heavy-duty truck engines.
Top agency officials labeled the review effort their “Cleaner Trucks Initiative,” but offered little detail about their plans or how long it will take to update the NOx standard.
“This initiative will help modernize heavy-duty truck engines, improving their efficiency and providing cleaner air for all Americans,” EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. “This rulemaking will establish updated standards to address nitrogen oxide emissions for heavy-duty trucks. We will do this in a manner that improves air quality and protects public health without jeopardizing historic economic growth we’re achieving under President Trump.” Click here to read more.
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