California’s Unheralded Export – Polluting Diesel Trucks

Source Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Pittsburgh PA

By cleaning up their heavy-duty diesel truck fleet and taking other actions, the State of California has cut air pollution by almost half in the last ten years.

But where do those diesel trucks go?  Are they crushed or melted down?  No – trucks with a useful life are exported to other states and Mexico, where they continue to pollute, sicken, and kill.

Interstate truck sales are hard to track, but the State of Oregon and the Oregonian newspaper have done a good job of documenting sales in their state, and are very concerned.

To read the complete Oregonian article, Oregon becomes dumping ground for California’s old, polluting diesel big rigs

For information on the health impacts of diesel exhaust, check out the Diesel Exhaust collection in the Moving Forward Network Library.