At the end of September, a diverse set of
stakeholders met in Washington, DC with staff from Senators Clinton,
Carper and Voinovich’s offices to draft a plan to advocate for additional
funds to be appropriated to EPA for diesel emissions reductions in
the FY07 Budget. These
advocates included Caterpillar, Environmental Defense, STAPPA/ALAPCO
and various state and local air agencies, Union of Concerned Scientists,
American Trucking Associations and the American Association of Port
Authorities, to name a few.
- Here is a copy of a presentation
that Caterpillar gave at the in-person meeting of the Marine Vessels and Ports Sector
Workgroup in October that summarizes their efforts.
- Here is copy of a letter
to President Bush that the Governors
of California, Oregon and Washington signed in support of a $200
million/year program .
is a copy of a letter
to President Bush that stakeholders from
across the country signed in support of a $200 million/year program.
- Here is a copy of a letter
to President Bush from congressional
members in support of a $200 million/year program
- For more information,
please contact Dennis McLerran (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Executive Director of Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; or Terry
Director of Public Policy & Regulatory
Affairs, Caterpillar Inc.