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Residents of the North Shore are exposed to diesel emissions from nearby marine traffic, the commercial trucking accessing industry, and traffic from the Staten Island Expressway. The Coalition has undertaken an anti-idling project to address commercial truck idling occurring in neighborhoods throughout the North Shore. Currently we are working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s I-Watch Program, which coordinates enforcement of New York State idling laws. Below are helpful links to websites that provide additional information concerning air pollution and diesel emissions.

Diesel Emission Controls in Construction Projects: Model Contract Specification

This document offers guidance to private institutions and public entities interested in addressing pollution from construction sources through future construction contracts.

EPA Clean School Bus USA

EPA National Clean Diesel Campaign Publications

This campaign promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials to reduce diesel emissions.

EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

This program reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

This regional council of governments is the metropolitan planning organization for the New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.

Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC)

This page includes a link to New York City local laws that reduce diesel emissions in the city.

Port Compliance

An environmental compliance tool for port tenants and port authorities.

*The information found on this website reflects the views of the North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice, an independent, community-based coalition formed as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Justice Community Showcase designation for the North Shore of Staten Island. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the EPA or any other federal or state agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred. Official EPA Environmental Justice Community Showcase information can be found here.