Skip to comments.Ships, trains told to become cleaner (EPA to announce new stronger pollution controls)
Posted on 03/14/2008 10:02:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing strong new pollution controls on the nation's locomotives, ships and passenger ferries.
They will have to cut soot by 90 percent and smog-causing chemical releases by 80 percent over the next six to seven years through technology improvements in locomotive and ship diesel engines.
Those engines often operate for decades. The pollution improvements would be required of new engines as well as old when they are overhauled.
The Associated Press has learned that EPA will announce the new requirements Friday in Washington.
These requirements would be in addition to regulations already in place for phasing in low-sulfur diesel fuel.
Why in the F#$K do these people insist on tightening regulations NOW??? WE CAN’T AFFORD YOU IDIOTS!!! Are you trying to drive every last job out of the country?
Because the rising prices for Highway (Road) Diesel wasn’t enough...
National Clean Diesel Campaign
Specifics for those interested:
Final Rule: Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Locomotive Engines and Marine Compression-Ignition Engines
March 14, 2008
Let just give up now and live in grass huts....the EPA, congress both Dim presidential candidates are all traitors....
and unfortunately McLame agrees with all this Bovine Scat.
Next they’re coming after your lawnmower and weed eater, and don’t even think about that new chainsaw.......
From the National Clean Diesel Campaign web-site:
“Emerging Technology List
At this time there are no technologies that meet the emerging technology qualifications.”
So, there are no approved technologies but you will meet the new standards and you will pay fines for noncompliance.
“...... nation’s locomotives, ships and passenger ferries. “
Shut it down!!! Shut the entire thing down and see how these traitors like what they end up with. Let them see how the American people respond when these jobs are ALL gone.
It’s far past the time to play hardball with these corrupt bastards.
Enough of this death of our country by a thousand cuts.....
CO2 is the least of the emmission problem created by the mules.
I will take exception to the thrust of this thread, because I know that foreign ships are a major, major contribtor to pollution in So.CA. Long Beach, CA accepts 40% of all shipped US goods, and filthy foriegn flagged ships belch a huge amount of pollution there.
There is room for improvement in maritime laws, all the way around. Flag nations like Nigeria need to have their ships reigned in.
Ships, trains told to become cleaner
How many cars and trucks versus the number of ships move each day in Souther CA? In terms of fuel consumed or energy used, I suspect ships isn't even in the margin of error in comparison to land vehicles.
Perhaps another FReeper can find the stats on this.
Some huge percentage of So. Cal air pollution is due to Long Beach alone. 20%-30% maybe?
Cars in CA are now very clean, while shipping has never changed.
In terms of marginal costs, which Enviros never consider, this should have been addressed long ago.
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