Last month truck manufacturers, environmentalists and others shared their thoughts on a multi-state draft action plan to spur zero emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 17 states, the Province of Quebec and Washington D.C.
The plan, spearheaded by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and developed by signatory states, was the culmination of months of educational webinars and stakeholder outreach and demonstrated the fruits of that labor. It was comprehensive and reflected the inclusion of a diverse array of perspectives and ideas.
The model action plan could be further strengthened to provide a roadmap for states that adequately addresses the climate and health imperative created by diesel trucks and buses.
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EDF joins the Moving Forward Network – a national network of environmental justice advocates focused on decarbonizing freight – in highlighting the following as critical goals and principles these states should consider as they aim to achieve the zero-emission sales targets outlined in the MOU they all signed back in July 2020:
The draft action plan presents a comprehensive roadmap for states to transition to zero-emission trucks and buses. With some feasible – but critical – changes, states will be on their way to a zero-emission future that adequately addresses the climate and health imperative created by diesel trucks and buses.
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