Get the Soot Out

http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/quest/2008/12/2008-12-08-quest.mp3

That black, sooty exhaust from old diesel trucks may be a thing of the past. A landmark decision expected next week at the state Air Resources Board would mean California truckers must retrofit their diesel rigs at a price tag of about $5 billion. The cost is high, but given the health complications from diesel emissions, air pollution regulators feel they can't afford not to act.

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