Apr 15, 2015 6:41 PM by News Staff
A non-profit trucking industry group plans to continue its case against special state-mandated diesel air filters for big trucks despite a Glenn County Judge's denial of a preliminary injunction against the California Air Resources Board.
Diesel Particulate Filters have been required for new trucks since 2007, but the Alliance for California Business is claiming the filters cause engine damage that can result in fires.
The alliance in January asked for a preliminary injunction against the mandate, but Glenn County Superior Court Judge Peter Tweede issued a denial of that motion earlier this week.
In January, the Attorney General's office argued in court that there is no evidence showing safety issues, especially since there have been millions of these filters in place since 2007, yet only two major fire cases have been cited without definite proof that the filter caused those fires.