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U.S. Senate panel backs future funding for Clean Air Act

Although the Clean Air Act has seen success since its development in the early 1990s, government officials are considering cutting funding to the legislation that has greatly reduced pollution.

Recently, a U.S. Senate panel suggested that funding in the future is necessary in order to continue the success that the act has seen during the first five years of its existence. Focusing on cleaner diesel has been a big part of the efficiency of the legislation.

"These last 10 years have been called the decade of clean diesel: a system of cleaner engines, low-sulfur fuels, and advanced emissions control technologies ultimately deployed for all ranges and types of diesel powered vehicles, equipment and machines," said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum in support of the act.

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