EPA workshops seek model for idling laws

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hopes to develop a model for state and local idling laws with a series of workshops. Dates will be announced later, but the workshops will be this spring and summer in Washington, D.C.

More than half the nation has state or municipal laws governing idling time for trucks and buses, which makes compliance confusing, the agency said in a statement. The EPA plans to gather representatives from all parties involved, including truckers and pollution regulators, to develop more consistent policies.

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