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What was at Stake
The state agency that’s in charge of protecting us all from air pollution just announced their proposed plan for the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation, which promises to transform truck manufacturing in California and beyond. California’s heavy-duty trucks produce roughly 40% of the nitrogen oxides that are a principal component of California’s smog — smog that creates diesel death zones that linger over communities and contribute to asthma, heart problems, cancer, and premature death.
Rapidly phasing out diesel trucks for clean electric trucks would be a huge win for our communities, public health, and air quality.
We can't afford to delay our efforts to clean up the air. New research from Harvard shows that COVID-19 mortality significantly increases with even slightly higher levels of air pollution. As California battles this colossal public health challenge, we’re learning just how important the state’s progress to clean up our air truly is. Transitioning California's heavy-duty trucks to clean electric trucks is vital for our collective future. We have until May 28 to urge the California Air Resources Board to finalize this rule and reject industry calls for delay.