NYC Passes Emission Reduction Laws

New York — New York has passed a series of laws aimed at reducing emissions from its truck fleet, including sanitation vehicles. One of the laws, which were signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month, requires the city’s on-road diesel vehicles to use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). Another mandates that the Department of Sanitation “assess the feasibility of incorporating new alternative fuel sanitation vehicles and technology into its own fleet.” And another one of the law requires the use of ULSD in vehicles “used in fulfilling city solid waste and recycling contracts.” For more information on the regulations, visit and access the May 9 press releases.