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Air Pollution / EPA Regulations / Diesel Fumes #192189

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce exhaust emissions from large trucks and buses examined; details given of specific proposals and of lobbying efforts by the fuel industries. [EPA administrator Carol BROWNER - talks about air pollution standards.] [Houston's transportation and air quality planner Alan CLARK - says this plan will clean the air.] [Two TRUCKERS - react.] [National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Bob SLAUGHTER - cites the cost of fuel and refining.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The support of the new Environmental Protection Agency rules by California truckers' association noted.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) Concerns about diesel exhaust in and around distribution centers in residential neighborhoods examined; details given of the issue of diesel fumes and health. [Natural Resources Defense Council Gail Rederman FEUER - notes the high levels of diesel exhaust in a neighborhood near Albertsons in California.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian;
Stark, Lisa

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