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EPA Clean Cars Proposals a Step in the Right Direction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its latest proposed rules to reduce emissions from passenger cars and trucks as well as separate rules for heavy-duty vehicles. 

East Peterson-Trujillo, clean vehicles campaigner with Public Citizen’s Climate Program, issued the following statement:

“Curbing deadly tailpipe pollution from passenger vehicles, trucks, SUVs, and long-haul vehicles marks an important step towards protecting public health and the climate. The EPA must quickly finalize the most stringent versions of these proposals to set expectations for automakers that safeguard the health and of our planet and our communities. 

“As proposed, the heavy-duty standards fail to protect the most vulnerable communities from vehicle pollution, often low-income and communities of color near to high traffic corridors. The EPA must strengthen the proposed rules to mitigate more pollution from trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles.”