Description: Citizen suit against transportation company that operated a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles for unlawfully idling vehicles for extended periods of time.
Conservation Law Foundation v. DATTCO, Inc.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/14/2021 Consent Decree Download Consent decree entered by the court. The federal district court for the District of Connecticut entered a consent decree resolving a Clean Air Act citizen suit brought by Conservation Law Foundation against a transportation company that owned, managed, and operated a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles, including school buses, motor coaches, trolleys, shuttles, vans, and cars. The suit alleged that the company's vehicles idled unlawfully for extended periods of time, in violation of the Clean Air Act and the Connecticut State Implementation Plan. The consent decree's anti-idling requirements include requiring the company to review and update its anti-idling policy, to provide training to drivers, and to install automatic shut-off technology. The company must also spend $1.8 million over five years to advance its transition to zero emissions vehicles, including by purchasing at least five zero emissions buses. 02/19/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed.