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Take Action on Dangerous Truck Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting ready to implement its strongest rules yet to curb deadly tailpipe pollution from trucks and buses, but big-rig manufacturers claim that it’s too hard to cut emissions and protect communities’ health. Public Citizen is advocating for strong rules to cut truck pollution now.

Our neighborhoods are full of heavy duty vehicles that spew dangerous emissions: trucks and buses help us get around, drop off our packages, pick up our trash, and pass by on major highways. The transportation sector is the biggest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the U.S. and a major source of smog, causing heart disease, asthma, and other respiratory illness in our communities.

In the News

EV big rigs already make sense for half of the $4 trillion freight truck market, says Einride CEO
CNBC | Eric Rosenbaum
Swedish EV trucking provider Einride has attracted PepsiCo, Maersk, GE, AB InBev, Bridgestone and Beyond Meat as clients as it competes with the Tesla Semi and other EV options in the long-haul market.

Freeway pollution travels farther than we thought. Here’s how to protect yourself
Los Angeles Times | Tony Barboza
If anyone knows where to find refuge from air pollution near Los Angeles freeways, it’s Suzanne Paulson.The UCLA atmospheric chemistry professor has spent years studying how invisible plumes of dirty air from car- and truck-choked roadways spread into surrounding neighborhoods — increasing residents’ risk of cancer, asthma, heart disease and other illnesses.