After passing the U.S. Senate and later the House of Representatives, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) has finally become law.
President Obama signed the Act on Tuesday, which allows for $500 million worth the funds for cleaning up diesel engines, thus preventing pollution and promoting a healthier lifestyle, for the next five years.
Road Scholar Transport is in support of a healthier lifestyle and taking green initiatives, which is why we are bringing trucks into our fleet that would drastically reduce the amount of diesel particulate given off. It would take 42 of these new trucks to equal just one 2007 engine in the amount of particulate emitted!
According to http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rkassel/president_obama_signs_diesel_e.html, over 90 percent of diesel pollution can be eliminated with today’s technology, which DERA intends on installing on older diesels which, otherwise, are in good shape.
The signing was a reauthorization DERA’s first creation in 2005.