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New York Takes Bold Stand Against Air Pollution with Proposed Rule on Trucks – Environmental Defense Fund

Statement from Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund September 8, 2021 Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377, dschneider@edf.org The New York Department of Environmental Conservation today proposed the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, which requires manufacturers to invest in and produce medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission trucks. This proposal sets sales targets starting in Model Year 2025, and aims to get the state closer to its goal of 100% of medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road be zero-emission by 2045. “Trucks are dirtier than passenger vehicles and are responsible for an excessive amount of air pollution — …

 

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