court in Washington, DC, has upheld EPA's Oct. 1, 2002 deadline
to require lower-emission engines in new trucks.
Caterpillar said it would lay off about 470 full-time workers
and cut another 290 temporary jobs at two Illinois plants that
make heavy-duty engines, Bloomberg News reported.
and Detroit Diesel had challenged the EPA deadline. Caterpillar
now faces fines for not having a compliant engine ready on time.
Detroit Diesel recently submitted for EPA certification an engine
it says would comply with the tougher standards.