Diesel Is Fueling A New Kind Of Road Rage

Truckers and refiners are upset over new EPA emissions rules

Diesel engines are pillars of the world's heavy industrial economy. But they are also big-time polluters. So depending where you sit, the proposed requirement to cut the sulfur in diesel fuel by up to 97% is either a lemon or lemonade. For commuters stuck behind a bus or a tractor-trailer rig, cleaner diesel exhaust will be sweet relief. But for someone hauling a truckload of widgets from Tucson to Tucumcari, N.M., the projected costs of the latest clean-air thrusts by the Environmental Protection Agency leave a very sour taste indeed.

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