Waste Management Fined For Excessive Idling
The EPA has cited Waste Management of Massachusetts Inc. for exceeding the state’s five minute idling limit.
Waste Management was fined $27,200 for excessive idling at its Stoughton, Taunton and West Boylston, Mass. depots.
The EPA has collected a total of $329,500 in penalties for idling violations from Capitol Waste Services, Allied Waste Services, and Waste Management.
Five New England states have idling laws: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The EPA has authority to help enforce idling limits in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
In the 2008 fiscal year, the EPA has required polluters to spend an estimated $11 billion on pollution controls, clean-up and environmental projects — an all time record for the EPA.
Last year, the Department of Energy estimated that long-haul trucks idle 500 to 35,00 hours a year, consuming up to a billion gallons of diesel fuel a year.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Embracing New Tech Is Key to Greater Energy Savings, Say Experts
- SolarCity: We Have the World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel
- Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Switches to LEDs
- Helping Building Automation Grow
- Municipalities Could Combine Small Cell and LED Upgrades
- Holistic Approach to Energy Savings in Dublin, Ohio Schools
- NYC One Step Closer to Net-Zero Energy Goal at Wastewater Treatment Plants
- ‘Better Buildings, Better Plants’ Saves $2.4B Over Five Years