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Dattco Hit With Clean Air Act Suit Over Vehicle Idling

Feb. 20, 2020, 3:26 PM

Transportation company Dattco Inc. violates the Clean Air Act by letting its vehicles in Connecticut pollute the air with exhaust by idling, according to a new federal lawsuit.

Conservation Law Foundation Inc. says that investigators observed 132 violations of federal air pollution laws by Dattco vehicles at the company’s lots in Connecticut, according to the nonprofit’s complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Connecticut’s State Implementation Plan under the Clean Air Act includes anti-idling regulation that prohibits vehicles from operating for more than three consecutive minutes when not in motion.

CLF says its investigators ...