Saturday, April 21, 2007

Look out big rigs

San Diego Times – In an effort to reduce pollution in National City, officials passed a law this week that prohibits diesel trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds from idling more than five minutes.
The crackdown is aimed at stopping truck driving schools from practicing maneuvers and idling within 100 feet of a school, but also intends to reduce all truck idling in the city.

A man died in February after his family said exhaust from a Momax Truck Driving School big rig induced an asthma attack. Community members and Kimball Elementary School teachers rallied the City Council to prevent this from happening again.
Environmental Health Coalition activists want the new law named after Javier Jimenez, the man who died.
It goes into effect in 30 days. If this goes ok - it will probably become a widespread action all across the us.

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