상단여백
HOME 환경플러스 English Version
Rental of diesel cars to be banned'미세먼지 주범 '경유차' 대여 금지 추진'

[The Hwankyung Ilbo] A law to ban the rental of diesel-powered vehicles that have been cited as a major source of fine dust is being promoted. Representative Lee Sang-don of the Environment and Labor Committee of the National Assembly proposed a bill to revise some of the special law on improving the air environment in the air management area.

According to the amendment, the use of diesel-powered vehicles in car rental business is prohibited. However, if there is an unavoidable reason as provided under the Presidential Decree, it is excluded from the application of the law.

Diesel cars account for a large portion of fine dust emissions in the Seoul metropolitan area, but the number of registered cars has steadily increased every year from 6.7 million at the end of 2011 to 9.58 million at the end of 2017.

Rep. Lee pointed out that the market for car rental businesses using large diesel cars is growing fast, which is in conflict with the government and local governments' policy stance to reduce fine dust.

“Prohibition of diesel vehicle rental is expected to contribute to the reduction of fine dust by reducing the emission of fine dust,” said Rep. Lee Sang-don.

조수빈 리포터  press@hkbs.co.kr

<저작권자 © 환경일보, 무단 전재 및 재배포 금지>

조수빈 리포터의 다른기사 보기
icon인기기사
기사 댓글 0
전체보기
첫번째 댓글을 남겨주세요.
여백
여백
여백
여백
여백
여백
여백
여백
포토뉴스
[포토] 김재현 산림청장 ‘산림일자리위원회’ 참석
문희상 국회의장, 다문화가정 학생들 격려
무더운 여름엔 역시 ‘쿨맵시’
[포토] 제5회 한·중 약용작물 국제화 전략 학술토론회
[포토]‘학교 공기정화장치 합리적 설치방안 모색’ 토론회
여백
여백
여백
여백
여백
Back to Top