It’s not just trucks. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) wants to phase out diesel locomotives as well.
Diesel locomotives could well be a more insidious polluter than diesel trucks. They run through many disadvantaged areas, where the poorest live, and are subjected to particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. And particularly around ports, rail service is frequent and requires diesel locomotives to stand around waiting.
I think some regulation is a long time coming, and badly needed. If the feds won’t step up, let California be a leader.
Joanna Marsh·Thursday, April 27, 2023California could phase out diesel locomotives – FreightWaves