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Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution
Date:2/26/2009

diesel fuel can more than halve emissions.

In June 2006, EPA finalized protective standards for new stationary diesel engines that will reduce nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and other pollutants from each new engine by about 90 percent. EPA's proposal today, addressing existing stationary diesel engines, is another important step in providing cleaner, healthier air for all Americans by reducing diesel pollution. Environmental Defense Fund legal action compelled both EPA rulemakings.

Click here to learn more about stationary diesel engines and see photos of them. (If you are unable to access hyperlinks above to EPA proposal and stationary diesel engines fact sheet and photos, you can receive a copy of both by contacting Jenny Andreassen at 202-572-3387 or jandreassen@edf.org).

Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 500,000 members. Since 1967, Environmental Defense Fund has linked science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to the most serious environmental problems. For more information, visit http://www.edf.org/

Contact:

Sean Crowley, 202-572-3331, scrowley@edf.org

Janea Scott, 213-223-2186, jscott@edf.org

Vickie Patton, 720-837-6239,

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