Coalition seeks $1 billion in jobs bill cash to cut diesel emissions

A letter from the advocates to Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrump presses GOP to change Senate rules Only thing Defense’s UFO probe proves is power of political favors Nevada Democrat accused of sexual harassment reconsiders retirement: report MORE (D-Nev.) cites an analysis by Robert Wescott, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, that $1 billion for the program could save or generate 19,000 jobs.

“The installation of clean diesel retrofits on the existing fleet can reduce particulate matter emissions by over 90% and achieve substantial health benefits cost effectively,” adds the Jan. 11 letter. The letter is from groups ranging from the American Lung Association to engine maker Cummins Inc.