Health, Environmental and Business Groups Host Virtual Press Conference on NYS Diesel Regulations

Regulations Must Include Strong Provisions to Help Clean New York's Dirty Air

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ALBANY, NY (11/24/2008)(readMedia)-- -

WHAT: A coalition of environmental, public health and business groups from across New York State offer recommendations on proposed regulations implementing the New York State Diesel Emission Reduction Act of 2006. Public hearings on the regulations are taking place from Nov. 24-26.

Speakers will discuss the harmful impact of diesel emissions, the potentially disastrous health effects of ozone and particle pollution for New Yorkers, and the increased economic opportunity for companies in New York that manufacture diesel emission reduction technology.

Questions will be answered at the conclusion of the call.

In person interview opportunities are also available at the public hearings listed below:

Nov. 24 - 1 p.m. - DEC Annex, 11-15 47th Ave., Hearing Rm. 106, Long Island City

Nov. 25 - 1 p.m. - DEC Reg. 8 Office, Conference Rm., 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon

Nov. 26 - 9 a.m. - DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Rm. 129, Albany

WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: This is a virtual press conference -- to help ensure the conference begins in a timely manner, please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Dial (877) 723-9520, the pass code is: 8339479. The title of the call is NYS Diesel Regulations.

WHO: Louise Vetter, Chief Executive Officer, American Lung Association of New York

G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., President, Corning Enterprises

Richard Kassel, Senior Attorney and Director, Clean Fuels and Vehicles Project, Natural Resources Defense Council

Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

NOTE - Local families from across New York State affected by asthma and air quality will be available to be interviewed via phone after the press conference.