Diesel Pollution
Diesel Pollution

DUMP DIESEL

Dump Diesel
Are your goods leaving diesel smoke and soot in their wake?

Heavy duty diesel trucks that move the products we use every day are partly responsible for the air pollution that is choking our communities.

Diesel Pollution
Diesel Pollution

WHY WE NEED TO

DUMP DIESEL

CLEAN DIESEL IS A MYTH...

Diesel vehicle exhaust contains both greenhouse gas and nitrogen oxide emissions. When nitrogen oxides are emitted from vehicles, the gases react with water, oxygen and other chemicals creating smog, acid rain and ozone.

TRANSPORTATION DELIVERS MORE THAN OUR GOODS

Heavy duty diesel trucks, the lifeblood of our distribution network, produce almost 30% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. The entire transportation sector produces 50% of smog-forming nitrogen oxide emissions.

Diesel Pollution
Diesel Pollution
3 Million Deaths Per Year

DIESEL EMISSIONS ARE KILLING US SLOWLY

Recent studies have brought to light the serious health issues caused by toxic diesel emissions including cardiovascular and respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis, and diseases like emphysema, lung cancer and heart disease. The ones who suffer the most are children, the elderly, and families living next to freeways and busy distribution corridors. In fact, the Ports in Los Angeles are known as the Diesel Death Zone.

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MOVEMENT IS GROWING

CITIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE BANNING DIESEL

Europe embraced diesel in a big way 25 years ago and is paying a heavy price today. The air over some of its largest cities is so bad that on some days, all vehicle use is restricted. Their citizens are suing municipalities and federal governments for the bad health caused by the polluted air from heavy use of diesel.

That is why London, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Stuttgart and other cities around the world have set dates to ban the use of diesel.

Cities

That is why Paris, London, Madrid, Stuttgart, Mexico City and other cities around the world have set dates to ban the use of diesel.

WILL LOS ANGELES BE NEXT?

The air in Southern California continues to be the worst in the U.S. and much of the smog-forming emissions are caused by the tens of thousands of trucks that move in and out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every day. The Commissions of the Ports are considering joining the ban on diesel and are setting aggressive zero emissions goals for the future, driving transportation’s inevitable move to clean alternatives.