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World’s Most Polluted Countries

Whether you believe in “global warming” or not, it is an undeniable fact that carbon emissions are contributing to the air pollution of the planet. Some say it is a necessary evil, while others continue to find alternate forms of renewable energy to lessen their carbon footprint. Here are the top three offending countries. India Read More ››

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White House Moves to Limit Power Plant Carbon Emissions

In the year 2007 the United States Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that propelled events which culminated this week in Washington with the unveiling of new EPA standards on carbon emissions by new power plants in the United States.  Back then, the concern over carbon emissions was raised in a lawsuit filed by the Read More ››

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Freeway Pollution to be Monitored in Southern California

Big news coming out of the United States Environmental Protection Agency says that new air pollution monitors will be required next to interstates and high traffic areas.  The new regulations requiring the instillation of air monitoring devices will affect over one hundred cities and urban centers across the nation, including Southern California. In Southern California, Read More ››

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How do Diesel Particulate Filters Work?

The Diesel Particulate Filter on large diesel vehicles serve and important role for both the vehicle’s functionality and, more importantly for our clients, compliance with emission laws concerning fleet vehicles for business.  Because many businesses with large fleets of vehicles own multiple diesel driven rigs and vehicles, and because these businesses rely on being compliant Read More ››

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Periodic Smoke Inspection Program

As any company with a large fleet of vehicles knows, compliance with the laws, both state and federal, concerning those vehicles is vital for the success of the business.  Without strict compliance to fleet laws, a company can incur legal action against them from state and federal law enforcement agencies, which will cripple business and Read More ››

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Beware of Non-Verified Retrofit Devices

The Air Resources Board asks that you be aware that some companies are advertising and attempting to sell devices that cannot be used to comply with the ARB diesel engine regulations.  Only diesel particulate matter (PM) filters or other devices that have been verified by the ARB to meet rigorous emission reduction and durability demonstration Read More ››

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EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce harmful diesel exhaust that can lead to asthma attacks and premature deaths. The Diesel Emission Reduction Program, also known as DERA, is designed to replace, retrofit or repower older diesel-powered engines Read More ››

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Air Resources Board launches “Gear Up for Clean Truck Month” in August

Statewide enforcement campaign to focus on compliance and education SACRAMENTO – August may be the dog days of summer, but in California it’s also Gear Up for Clean Truck Month, with the Air Resources Board launching a multi-agency campaign to make sure that trucks traversing the state’s highways are in compliance with state air pollution Read More ››

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Retrofit Device Sales for Trucks and Buses in California Continue at Slow Pace

Washington, D.C. – Sales of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for in-use, on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in California continue at a slow pace, according to the results of a survey released today by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA). According to the results, the total number of verified DPFs sold by MECA member companies Read More ››

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