Earthjustice’s Right to Zero team is working from all angles to electrify everything that moves in California. Last year, your advocacy helped us secure a first-in-the-nation electric trucks standard — a crucial win that has kick-started demand for electric trucks in California and across the country. Now, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the powerful government agency charged with keeping our air clean, is taking the next steps to electrify dirty trucks in the state. If we organize and use our collective voice, we can convince CARB to implement a bold plan that will launch an electric truck revolution in California. And we need this transformation sooner rather than later — climate change is accelerating with each passing day.
We have a simple message for CARB: develop a plan that will get us to 100% clean and electric truck sales by 2035. No excuses, no delays, no compromises. Join us in telling CARB to electrify the trucks in California on a timeline that reflects the urgency of the climate and air quality crises.
California's heavy-duty trucks produce roughly 40% of the nitrogen oxides that are a principal component of California's smog. The trucks also emit diesel particulate matter that lingers over communities, creating ‘diesel death zones’ that elevate levels of asthma, heart disease and cancer for people nearby. Rapidly phasing out diesel trucks for clean electric trucks would be a huge win for our communities, public health, and air quality.
California's poor air quality negatively impacts the health of all Californians. From the Sierras to the Central Valley to the Coast, we have not done enough to ensure every Californian has clean air to breathe. As communities across the state continue to organize and fight for clean air, we need the state to give their efforts a boost by going all in on electric.
A better future is possible — and we’re going to need your help to fight for it. Please join us in telling CARB we need a plan that will electrify California’s trucks and fight the climate crisis.