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Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative

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Air and Radiation Division
77 W. Jackson Blvd. (A-18J)
Chicago, IL 60604

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Effect since MCDI started

Over 1,000,000 engines* impacted (December 2010)

*construction equipment, locomotives, municipal vehicles, school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty trucks, cargo handling equipment, marine vessels, and more.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Region 5 State Activities

State clean diesel programs, including each state's request for applications for ARRA state allocation funding (where applicable).

What is the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative?

The Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative is a collaboration of federal, state and local agencies, along with communities, non-profit organizations and private companies working together to reduce emissions from diesel engines in the Midwest.

We estimate there are approximately 3.3 million diesel-powered engines in the Midwest that we can affect through voluntary action. We have set an ambitious goal to reduce emissions from 1 million diesel-powered engines by 2010.

Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative will do this through operational changes, technological improvements and use of cleaner fuels. The Initiative also supports EPA Region 5 state clean diesel coalitions in order to foster clean diesel activities that reduce fuel use and emissions. Together, we target diesel engines across all fleets.

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