THE AMENDMENT OF THE LOCOMOTIVE EMISSION STANDARDS FOR NEWLY BUILT LOCOMOTIVES AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES AND LOWER EMISSION STANDARDS FOR REMANUFACTURED LOCOMOTIVES AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES
The California Air Resources Board is petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to exercise its authority to again adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives. Reducing locomotive-related emissions and the resulting air toxic hot spots near railyards is a high priority for disadvantaged communities within California and around the nation. In addition, developing technology offers an opportunity for significant fuel cost savings for rail operations. Click the link to read the cover letter and formal petition for U.S. EPA rulemaking.