July 8, 2018

Scott Pruitt's last gift to pollution

NY Times - In the final hours of Scott Pruitt’s tenure as administrator, the Environmental Protection Agency movedto effectively grant a loophole that will allow a major increase in the manufacturing of a diesel freight truck that produces as much as 55 times the air pollution as trucks that have modern emissions controls. The move by the E.P.A. came after intense lobbying by a small set of manufacturers that sell glider trucks, which use old engines built before new technologies significantly reduced emissions of particulates and nitrogen oxide that are blamed for asthma, lung cancer and other ailments.

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