Bloomberg Law
Nov. 23, 2022, 9:46 PM

Massachusetts School Bus Operator Sued Over Idling Vehicles

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

Durham School Services LP’s failure to prevent its school buses from idling beyond the five-minute limit violates the Clean Air Act and Massachusetts regulations, a conservation group claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Conservation Law Foundation sued Durham School Services, alleging that the school bus operator hasn’t done anything to prevent violations of CAA or Massachusetts’ State Implementation Plan to achieve compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

The diesel-fueled school buses emit diesel fuel exhaust, which contain over 40 kinds of toxic air contaminants which have been found to impair lung function and aggravate respiratory illnesses, ...

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