Heavy-duty trucks are notoriously polluting. Much of that pollution falls disproportionately on communities of color located near busy roads and freight hotspots. Trucks in California are also responsible for 20 percent of our state’s transportation-related global warming pollution. And with the explosive growth of online shopping, it will only get worse unless we act now.
California will soon propose a major rule to jumpstart the electric truck market. We have the chance to be the first state in the country to meaningfully address harmful diesel truck pollution that’s hurting our lungs and ushering in climate change. The problem is that the California Air Resources Board’s current proposal is just too weak to make a difference.
Under the expected proposal, only 4 percent of trucks in California would be zero-emissions by 2030. We can do better.
Take action now and urge CARB to strengthen their proposed regulation, the “Advanced Clean Trucks” (ACT) rule. This rule will be the first of its kind to set a zero-emissions sales standard for truck manufacturers, requiring truck makers to sell more electric trucks.