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Diesel Danger: Which City Tops the List?

Report: Diesel Pollution Expected to Kill 21,000 by Year 2010

Diesel Deaths and Cities continued...

The Clinton administration set low-diesel standards for trucks and buses, followed by restrictions for farm and construction equipment put in place by the EPA under the Bush administration.

Frank O'Donnell, director of the group Clean Air Watch, says environmental lobbyists will be looking toward an energy bill expected soon in Congress for increased spending on filters for existing diesel engines. Schaeffer says his industry supports the spending for public vehicles.

RankCityDeaths per 100,000 Adults
1 Beaumont, Texas 29
2 Baton Rouge, La.27
3 New York25
4 Philadelphia 22
5 Trenton, N.J.20
6 Baltimore, Md.19
7Huntington, W.Va.18
8 New Orleans17
9 Pittsburgh, Pa.15
10 Cincinnati15
11 Boston15
12Chicago15
13Mobile, Ala.14
14 Longview, Wash.14
15 Houston 14
16Allentown, Pa.14
17Cleveland 14
18Toledo, Ohio14
19Los Angeles14
20 Lancaster, Pa.14
21Scranton, Pa. 14
22 St. Louis14
23 Reading, Pa.14
24 Lake Charles, La.14
25 Springfield, Ohio13
26 Portland, Ore.13
27 Bridgeport, Conn.13
28 Harrisburg, Pa. 12
29York, Pa.12
30Wheeling, W.Va.12
31Lebanon, Pa. 12
32 Evansville, Ind.12
33 Memphis, Tenn. 12
34Savannah, Ga.12
35Dayton, Ohio 12
36Vineland, N.J.12
37 Tampa, Fla. 12
38 Louisville, Ky.12
39Sandusky, Ohio 12
40Kankakee, Ill.12
41San Francisco 12
42 Muncie, Ind.11
43 Duluth, Minn.11
44 Michigan City, Ind.11
45Salt Lake City 11
46New Haven, Conn.11
47Steubenville, Ohio11
48 Milwaukee, Wis. 11
49 South Bend, Ind.11
50 Detroit 11

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