The New Mexico Environment Department will host open houses in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Gallup and Santa Rosa this month on a proposed rule limiting idling by heavy-duty diesel trucks in the state, the New Mexico Business Weekly reported.
At the meetings, NMED staff will discuss the implementation of the idle limitation rule and the related benefits to air quality, health and climate change. All of the sessions will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time:
The effort to address truck idling through air quality regulations will implement a portion of Gov. Bill Richardson’s executive order on New Mexico Climate Change Action. NMED is soliciting comments on the rule until March 1. For more information, call Robert Spillers at NMED at 505-476-4324.