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Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Go Unchecked Decades After Rhode Island Law Mandated Inspections

Cover picture for the articleIn mid-July, 21 years ago, a law was passed to crack down on diesel emissions emanating from Rhode Island’s largest vehicles. The amendment to the state’s General Law (§ 31-47.2) acknowledged that heavy-duty diesel vehicles contribute significantly to air pollution and diminished “the quality of life and health” of all Rhode Island residents.

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