I-5 Truck Idle Reduction Initiative

Press: Washington

Seattle TimesSeattle Times
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Voluntary Plan Aimed at Cutting Emissions
Federal regulators and industry today are expected to announce $6 million worth of cooperative, voluntary measures to reduce cancer-causing diesel emissions from sources as varied as farm equipment and ships. In Seattle, Princess Cruises plans to dramatically curb air pollution from its two biggest passenger ships by plugging them into the electrical grid rather than have them continue to idle while in port. The announcements are part of an initiative sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, air-pollution authorities and the states of California, Washington and Oregon. They're working with industry and hope to secure $100 million over five years for other projects to cut dangerous diesel exhaust.

Longview Daily NewsThe Longview WA Daily News
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Environmental officials launched a partnership with industry Wednesday to curb cancer-causing diesel emissions spewing into the West Coast's skies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6 million worth of voluntary projects in California, Oregon and Washington, with most of the money coming from the federal government. The EPA said it hoped to ultimately secure $100 million over five years for future projects.