Submit your comment to the EPA on Heavy Duty Vehicles

The Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA has proposed stronger standards for heavy-duty vehicles to promote clean air, protect communities, and support the transition to a zero-emissions future.

The EPA welcomes public input through the submission of comments to the rule-making docket.

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I’m writing today to urge the EPA to create the strongest possible limits on heavy duty vehicle pollution to limit dangerous diesel pollution like nitrogen oxides (NOx). We need solutions for pollution, and these standards will provide much needed relief from the burden of diesel and other air pollution. The reality is that trucks regulated by this standard will be on the road for decades, so these vehicles must be cleaned up as soon as possible.

- Families in diesel death zones, particularly communities of color and low wealth communities, have suffered long enough and cannot wait extra model years for clean air, and drivers cannot wait extra model years for more efficient, pollution-free trucks.
- Cleaner trucks are not only available and ready now, they also are projected to deliver critical cost savings for operators and drivers.
- Across nearly every vehicle class, zero-emission electric trucks and buses are projected to be cheaper to own and operate than their combustion engine counterparts within five years.
- Smog and soot air pollution caused by trucks and buses are among the greatest threats to public health for the more than 45 million people in the U.S. living within 300 feet of a major roadway or transportation facility.

The bottom line is that zero-emission electric trucks are the best available technology to both reduce harmful NOx and carbon pollution. There are dozens of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks already available or coming to the market within a couple of years, and across nearly every vehicle class, zero-emission electric trucks and buses are projected to be cheaper to own and operate than their combustion engine counterparts within 5 years.

Strong pollution limits on heavy duty vehicles are a solution for pollution, and the EPA can and should use these standards to accelerate the transition to electric trucks. These standards must accomplish two things: 1) reducing deadly NOx pollution 90% by 2027, and 2) putting our national bus and truck fleet on a clear path to 100% zero-emission all-electric vehicles by 2035.