Several national and state trucking groups are objecting to proposed legislation that they say would, in effect, bar the operation of new diesel-powered vehicles in the District of Columbia after 2017. A provision in the Sustainable D.C. Omnibus Act of 2013 (B20-0573) would ban the registration of new diesel-powered vehicles – trucks, buses, automobiles and fire trucks after that year. The legislation, which was introduced last month, is the cornerstone of Mayor Vincent Gray’s ...

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