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Transportation and Air Quality: Partnerships

Non-regulatory volunteer programs sponsored by the DOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and the EPA are among the numerous programs employed to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution. Despite their non-punitive nature, these collaborative efforts are highly successful in reducing pollution and improve air quality. Read More

Fuels and Fuel Additives

This site offers information regarding the EPA’s efforts to introduce fuel and emission quality standards starting in 1973 and culminating with the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1990. It also includes information of their efforts to reduce emissions of smog-forming and toxic pollutants. Read More

Nonroad Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles

This site offers links to a variety of sources of information for most non-road internal combustion engines. The information included covers topics such as the proposed and final rules for regulating emissions from nonroad diesel engines and fuel, updates on proposed regulations, etc. Read More

Clean Diesel Trucks and Buses Rule (2007 Heavy-Duty Highway Rule)

This site offers numerous links for information regarding the formulation of the 2007 Heavy Duty Highway Rule. The EPA together with numerous manufacturing companies worked jointly in the development of the clean diesel technologies required to meet the emission regulations. The net result is a reduction of sulfur, nitrogen oxide and particle emissions by 50 and 90 percent respectively by 2007 Read More

Clean Diesel Programs: Clean Air NonRoad Diesel Rule

The EPA has regulated the permissible sulfur level in all highway diesel fuels used since 1993 and in 2006 those levels must be reduced by 97 percent. Likewise, all nonroad diesel engines such as locomotives, marine vessels, construction equipment and recreation vehicles must be reduced by 99 percent by that time. Read More

Travel Matters Emissions Calculator

This site houses a calculator that allows individuals and transit authorities to determine how various modes of transportation contribute to carbon dioxide emissions and global warming and global climate change. Read More

Mobile Source Emissions: Past, Present and Future

This site presents information on air pollution from vehicles, engines, and other machines that move. Includes information on motorized vehicles, equipment, tools, etc. which typically are not considered part of the mainstream pollution generating vehicles such as the automobile. Read More

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EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

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EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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