(Dan Ronan – Transport Topics)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 30 plans to begin reviewing the economic impact the transportation industry may face if tighter requirements remain in place that prohibit the use of high-sulfur fuel in cargo ships within 200 miles of the U.S. coastline.
Regulations state that those vessels must use low-sulfur fuel, such as diesel, to reduce the high levels of air pollution caused by dirtier and cheaper maritime fuels.
EPA is holding a public workshop to gather feedback from truckers, shipping companies and railroads about the regulations and how they impact their businesses. Click here to read more.
- Having 20/20 Vision For the New 2020 Global Low Sulfur Requirement (K&L Gates)
- The Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap: 30 Months and Counting Down (Marine Link)