The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the newest set of heavy-duty vehicle standards which regulates carbon pollution from school buses, trucks, and tractor-trailers. This is an essential step to protect all of us from climate-fueled extreme weather and other harmful impacts of climate change.
President Biden promised to cut climate pollution in half by 2030. To keep this promise and finish the job, we need the administration and EPA to move forward on updating a number of common-sense pollution standards related to power plants, mercury and air toxics, and oil and gas drilling — including these heavy-duty vehicle standards.
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People living in low-wealth neighborhoods and communities of color are disproportionately exposed to transportation pollution and this is simply unjust. By dramatically reducing pollution with zero-emission vehicles, this rule offers a moral opportunity to cut carbon emissions and other pollutants that harm our health and our communities.
While EPA’s proposed rule certainly is a step in the right direction, federal and manufacturer investments and state ACT (Advanced Clean Trucks) adoption all support more stringent standards than what has been initially proposed by the EPA. Therefore, these standards need to be at least the strongest of the alternatives proposed by the EPA.
Please submit your comment to the EPA urging them to finalize the strongest possible heavy-duty standards to protect our communities and the web of life from carbon pollution.