Louisville, Ky., reportedly considering idling restrictions

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The Metro Air Pollution Control Board of Louisville, Ky., heard a report Wednesday, Jan. 16, from a task force recommending it consider adopting restrictions on motor vehicle idling, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported today, Jan. 17.

The 31-member community task force met more than 30 times last year to develop a report and 63 recommendations on how to control soot and other fine particles, according to the newspaper. The task force asked the board to form a committee to draft a rule for board consideration.

Board members agreed to begin weighing the proposals at their meeting next month, the Courier-Journal reported. The proposals also have been recommended by two other district advisory groups seeking to improve air quality.

Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, has agreed with the recommendations, and a representative of the trucking industry has said it’s willing to work to find a compromise on idling, according to the newspaper.