Annual emissions of 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 5,000 tons of particulate matter from diesel exhaust
Annual fuel consumption of more than one billion gallons
Increased engine-maintenance costs
Decreased engine life
Increased noise pollution
Chronic public heath issues caused by diesel exhaust, with children and the elderly being especially vulnerable
Idling Restrictions in North Central Texas
Ten counties in North Central Texas currently violate the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone. To meet these standards, the region must address major contributing factors to emissions from vehicles. The region’s goal is to come into compliance for ozone as early as possible to ensure the greatest quality of life for all residents in the area.