Moving Away from Diesel Engines in NYC Fleets

Dr. Kevin Cromar has been working with Energy Vision to encourage New York City to transition away from heavy-duty diesel engines, particularly those used by the Department of Sanitation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. According to Dr. Cromar: 

The disproportionate health impacts from diesel trucks is one of the most important environmental justice issues in New York City. While all neighborhoods will benefit from a transition to lower emission vehicles, neighborhoods with the highest air pollution-­related health impacts deserve to be prioritized as fleet conversion occurs.

A report on the subject was released on May 16, 2018.

Read the Report

Tile photo by Hans Vivek.

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