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Defying Trump, Senators Eye Bipartisan Hike For EPA Diesel Retrofit Fund

March 13, 2019
A bipartisan group of senators is backing legislation that would reauthorize and boost EPA’s popular diesel engine retrofit fund to $100 million, with several GOP supporters of the bill defying President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 proposal to slash the fund from its FY19 level of $75 million down to $10 million. At a March 13 hearing, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) heard testimony from witnesses praising the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) fund’s contribution to reducing...

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