Capitol Waste Services, a Massachusetts-based waste hauler, has paid a fine of $107,300 for exceeding the state's idling limit, part of EPA's effort to reduce unnecessary idling. EPA said that in 2007 it observed pervasive unnecessary idling by Capitol's refuse trucks at the company's lot in Revere, MA.

“The pollution from idling engines contributes to ozone smog, fine particle pollution and climate change, all of which pose immediate and long-term threats to human health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Robert Varney. “Our enforcement of anti-idling regulations sends the message that excessive idling will not be tolerated.”

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