Mexican Trucks Gain Right To US Roads

In a victory for the Bush administration, thousands of vehicles from Mexico can now ply America's highways without emission controls. A previously-commissioned air-impact study was ruled "legally pointless" and abandoned.
June 9, 2004, 10am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Despite calls from labor unions and environmentalists, the US Supreme Court unanimously lifted a long-standing ban on Mexican commercial traffic, ruling the law was in violation of NAFTA. California's Attorney General claims that the reintroduction of polluting diesel trucks would hurt the state, already fighting a losing battle to comply with federal clean air standards.

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Published on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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