U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

U.S. Chamber letter top Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting S. 747, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

U.S. Chamber letter top Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting S. 747, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports S. 747, the bipartisan Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2019.

The DERA program, originally established in 2005, has proven to be a model example of the cooperative, solutions-focused framework that is central to the Clean Air Act’s success, bringing together a broad and diverse coalition of regulators, manufacturers, and emissions control providers to work together to improve air quality. The DERA Act of 2019 would build on this record of success by extending the program through 2024 at an authorized funding level of $100 million per year.