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Federal Dollars for Diesel Emission Reduction

April 19, 2018

AGC Urges Congress to Fund Program

AGC, along with a broad-based diesel coalition, urged members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include $100 million in their fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding bill for grants, loans, and rebates made possible by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). In each of the past four years, Congress has provided increased funding for DERA, including $75 million in FY 2018.  AGC chapters – working with AGC of America – have won millions in federal funds to support AGC members’ voluntary “retrofit” projects, in addition to leveraging millions more in matching and in-kind contributions to help their members afford the high cost of reducing emissions from construction equipment. 

AGC is focused on ensuring both the administration and Congress recognize the importance of the program and that they provide greater financial assistance to the many equipment owners who seek a fair and effective way to reduce emissions from existing fleets of off-road equipment.

For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or (202) 547-8892.

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