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EPA to issue regulations reducing nitrogen oxide emissions

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to reduce nitrogen oxide, NOx, emissions from heavy-duty trucks with proposed standards taking effect in 2024 model year vehicles, according to Trucking Info. The announcement comes in light of mounting concerns from cities like Los Angeles and states, including New York, Connecticut, Washington, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont, with persistent smog problems. Nitrogen oxide contributes to the formation of ground-level ozone and is linked with negative respiratory effects, according to the EPA. Trucks.com reports local and state governments and environmental agencies urged the EPA ... Read More