Support and Momentum Building for Clean Diesel Retrofit Legislation
There has been significant momentum building for the reauthorization of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) in recent weeks. In an August 21st Op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s largest newspaper, the widespread support for DERA and its important environmental benefits were outlined by coauthors Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, and Angela Tin, the Vice President of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. Read “Clean Diesel, Cleaner Air” in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Elected Officials Are Endorsing DERA’s Reauthorization
In addition, there has been a flurry of activity recently among elected officials who are publicly stating their support for DERA. Cited as one of the few actions that will have immediate environmental benefits in all 50 states, the national organizations that represent America’s state legislatures, county officials and mayors requested that Congress reauthorize DERA for another five years.

“From our state capitals to our city halls, America’s elected officials are speaking with a united voice in asking Congress to reauthorize this successful program,” said DTF’s Allen Schaeffer. Read more about the national DERA endorsements.