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CARB to Consider Delaying Some Emissions Rules

April 21, 2014

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Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.

The proposal by the California Air Resources Board would push back deadlines by a few years for small fleets, lightly used trucks and those in rural areas with cleaner air, and offer other adjustments to assist truck owners, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It reports the changes being considered come in response to pressure from small trucking firms and owner-operators, required to install costly diesel particulate filters or upgrade to cleaner models for the first time this year, who have pleaded for more time to comply.

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Those opposed to the changes, including the National Resources Defense Council, are urging the board to back away from the proposal to help preserve steps the state has taken to reduce pollution, while some in trucking say the cost of increasing regulations in the state is hurting them. Others in trucking want no delay in the regulations, saying they have spent enormous amounts of money getting ready for compliance.

Read more about it in the Los Angeles Times.

Comments

  1. 1. brad [ April 22, 2014 @ 03:17AM ]

    I love it.EVERYONE THINKS TRUCKING HAS UNLIMITED MONEY AND UNLIMITED CREDIT AND THE WILLINGNESS TO GO INTO UNLIMITED DEBT TO STAY IN BUSINESS.I WILL NEVER DRIVE MY TRUCK INTO CALIFORNIA.i HOPE THAT ALL OO'S WILL DO THE SAME.IT'S REGULATION AFTER ANOTHER DOING NOTHING BUT TAKING MONEY FROM OUR FAMILES AND HOPEFULLY A BETTER LIFE FOR OUR CHILDREN.LET THE FREIGHT ROT ON THE DOCK.

  2. 2. Forced [ April 25, 2014 @ 10:32AM ]

    The sacrifice that OO's give is not enough. I guess they must have another way of transporting freight to & from. I know I will be out of business with this forced regulation.

  3. 3. KENNY [ April 26, 2014 @ 07:37AM ]

    IF U CANT AFFORD TO UPDATE MAYBE U SHOULD STAY OUT CA.

  4. 4. lastgoodusername [ April 27, 2014 @ 04:39PM ]

    Kenny is right on the money,stay the hell out of CA and let the bastards come out and get their products.

  5. 5. Michael [ May 13, 2014 @ 12:55PM ]

    What about the bogus information that CARB is using about the PM2.5 mobitity rate. The head of CARB got canned last month for fraudulent science, and having a fake PhD, the phony bastard. All of his lies and his cohorets lies about PM2.5 causing cancer.
    they have made the air cleaner yes but they have contributed to oue economy being trashed even more then our governement has.

 

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