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For Release: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Media Advisory for Thursday, April 21

DEC Commissioner to Announce Earth Week Truck Emissions Detail

On Thursday, April 21, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos will announce a statewide enforcement detail to inspect trucks traveling roadways, especially in disadvantaged communities impacted by pollution, for compliance with New York's stringent air regulations. This media availability is taking place as part of DEC's Earth Week commemoration and will include Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) demonstrating how inspections are performed in the field and explaining the importance of protecting air quality and the climate from harmful diesel emissions.

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: CDTA Parking Lot, Just past 700 South Pearl Street (on the left)

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: ECOs demonstrating the inspection of trucks for emissions compliance

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