Kay Granger, R-TX, has introduced legislation to provide a federal tax
credit of up to $3,500 per truck for purchasing idling-reduction devices.
Reduction Tax Credit Act of 2004” (HR 4209) would create a credit that
pays for about half the cost of a qualifying device. The measure, which
has no co-sponsors, has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and
requires amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 before the credits
would be provided. In addition, the bill requires the Environmental Protection
Agency and the federal energy secretary certify alternative idling power
devices that qualify for the tax credit.
has placed Fort Worth, in Granger’s district, and other urban areas on
notice that air quality must improve soon.