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Locomotive and Marine Diesel Engines Clean Up Will Save Lives
Date:3/14/2008

ine engines will help them breathe easier.

On Wednesday, March 12, EPA disappointed the public by revising the ozone health standard to a level above the range recommended by the agency's scientific advisors and much higher than the recommendation of sixteen major medical societies and public health organizations -- including the American Lung Association. Further, the EPA Administrator recklessly called for weakening changes to the Clean Air Act.

Cleaning up diesel pollution is an area where EPA has consistently pushed ahead with significant pollution control strategies. The American people need an EPA that is always grounded in the best science with an unwavering commitment to protecting health and the environment. The locomotive and marine diesel engine rule demonstrates that the Clean Air Act provides EPA with the authority to enact significant pollution reductions that will benefit the public health. Congress crafted the Clean Air Act to be a forward-looking law that vests EPA with the ability to continue to reduce emissions to meet the national air quality standards. This action today proves that the Clean Air Act, when properly applied, works.


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