California set strong standards limiting truck emissions and setting a course for zero emissions fleets. So far, 16 states have adopted or are considering adopting these pioneering rules, but not if the EPA stands in their way. Send in a comment today to make sure they uphold these strong rules that protect our clean air.
California set strong standards limiting trucks’ harmful emissions and setting a course for zero emission fleets. So far, 16 states have adopted or are considering adopting these pioneering rules, but the EPA may decide to prevent states from setting higher standards than the federal emissions limits. This would be a disaster for states that want to step up and protect their air and communities.
Public health depends on tackling commercial truck emissions. Heavy-duty vehicles are a major source of toxic air pollution — like NOx and particulate matter, which are associated with increased risk of asthma, decreased lung function, heart attacks, lung cancer, and premature deaths. Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by these health risks, as they are often closest to major freight routes.
There’s no time to waste — send in a comment today to make sure the EPA upholds these strong rules that protect our clean air.
The Environmental Protection Agency
Uphold states’ authority to enforce critical truck emission standards