EPA Criticized For Eyeing Voluntary Steps To Curb Locomotive Emissions

January 27, 2023
EPA’s rail study team conducting a preliminary evaluation to inform next steps on reducing pollution from locomotives and railyards is considering ways to voluntarily accelerate fleet turnover, but the plan is drawing stiff criticism from a coalition of civic associations that works to toughen such measures. During EPA’s Jan. 24 National Environmental Justice Community Engagement call, Mary Arnold, who leads Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES), told Lauren Steele of the agency’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality, who...

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