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Quote of the Day - What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches? - The Quarterly Review (England), March 1825

Diesel Regulations Come A Step Closer

A new era for diesel engines is just about here. You're used to seeing a puff of black smoke from diesel engines, but it will soon be a thing of the past.

The USEPA first proposed the rule to curb diesel emissions a year ago, but recently pushed back the deadline for compliance from 2007 to 2010 because refineries needed more time to meet the new standards. In return for the extension, however, boats and harbor tugboats, farm tractors and train locomotives, and dirt movers at construction sites will become subject to the regulations.

It's all part of an effort to eliminate sulfur from diesel fuel and install catalytic converters on diesel engines.

Look for the results coming your way soon.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on 5/12/2004 at 16:12 Comments (0)

 

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