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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Harmful Diesel Pollution

Sep 9, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) released the following statement today on the passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019:

“Clean diesel engines and equipment play an important role in the American economy by transporting goods across the country and creating good, local manufacturing jobs nationwide,” said Pallone and Tonko. “Since 2005, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) has enjoyed bipartisan support while producing enormous health and environmental benefits. We must take every opportunity to create jobs, protect the health of our communities and address the climate crisis – and to that end, we are proud the House has passed reauthorization of DERA with strong, bipartisan support.”

H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, which was introduced by Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Billy Long (R-MO) and passed the House 295-114. It reauthorizes an incentive program designed to protect public health and improve air quality by decreasing harmful emissions from diesel engines.