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In the News: Clean Technica May 18, 2023

Vermont Legislature Pushes For End To Polluting Heating Equipment

Sasan Saadat, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Program: “What’s missing from that message is an honest assessment of how scant the supply of sustainable RNG is and how risky the potential is that RNG could actually increase climate impacts.”

Electric transit bus charging station, West Side Highway, New York City.
(Marc A. Hermann / MTA)
From the Experts May 17, 2023

New York’s Green Transit, Green Jobs Bill is the Blueprint for Transportation Electrification

New legislation would facilitate the transition to zero-emissions buses while creating high-paying union jobs.

Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline, New York City. (Matteo Colombo / Getty Images)
Update May 5, 2023

These Four States Just Got a Lot Closer to a Zero-Emissions Future

We’re celebrating big clean energy victories in California, Maryland, Colorado, and New York.

Trucks haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest port. Their emissions create diesel death zones along freight lines and freeways throughout the state. Trucks produce the pollution for 40% of California’s unhealthy smog problem.
(Getty Images)
Press Release April 28, 2023

California Leads Nation on Protections from Truck and Rail Pollution With New Zero Emissions Standards

Two new rules from California will shift all trucks sales and all locomotives operating in California to zero emissions, delivering a staggering $58 BILLION in health benefits to Californians

Amtrak maintenance facility in the Union Pacific Railroad Yard, Oakland, California. (Silentfoto / Getty Images)
From the Experts April 26, 2023

California is Bringing Rail into the Zero Emissions Era

Communities across California called on air regulators more than two decades ago to address the diesel crisis poisoning communities near railyards—and the California Air Resources Board is finally taking bold action.

Press Release April 25, 2023

New York Advocates and Elected Leaders Call for Green Transit and Green Jobs

Statewide Coalition and Elected Leaders Introduce Bill to Curb Transit Bus Tailpipe Emissions

Press Release: Victory April 21, 2023

Clean Trucks Proponents Celebrate Colorado Rule Adoption

Colorado moves closer to emissions reduction goals

Alejandra Ruedas, right, holds a sign at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation on Oct. 27, 2022, in Sacramento, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts April 14, 2023

In The Race to End Diesel Truck Pollution, California Widens Its Stride

California is not just staying in the running, but picking up the pace for zero emissions.

A Mack LR Electric garbage truck operated by the New York City Department of Sanitation. (Mack Trucks)
Press Release April 12, 2023

EPA Unveils Pivotal Regulations to Clean Up Car and Truck Pollution

New regulations would modernize national car standards for a zero emissions era, but leave work to do to rein in toxic truck pollution

Driving an electric car in the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid. (Mecky / Getty Images)
Update April 12, 2023

The Biden Administration Just Proposed the Strongest Car Pollution Standards Ever

Here’s what they’ll do for health and climate.

A trailer with hydrogen tanks waits at the hydrogen filling station in the Energy Park Mainz in Germany. (Andreas Arnold / picture-alliance / dpa / AP)
feature April 10, 2023

How Dirty Hydrogen Projects Threaten Our Climate and Health

What you need to know about hydrogen, and how Big Oil and Gas is hyping it up to delay our transition to a clean future.

Adrian Martinez, photographed in Los Angeles, California. (Hannah Benet for Earthjustice)
Article March 31, 2023

Meet the Environmental Attorney Who Wants to Electrify Everything on Wheels

Adrian Martinez says incremental steps to tackle air pollution and climate change aren’t enough.

From the Experts March 31, 2023

The Gas Industry is Raising Your Rates to Expand Their Polluting System: The NY HEAT Act Will End That

New legislation will save New Yorkers hundreds of millions in subsidies for methane gas as the state shifts to an electric future

An electric heavy-duty truck used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach. California passed the nation's first electric truck standard in June 2020. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Press Release March 31, 2023

EPA Grants California’s Waiver for Landmark Electric Trucks Rule

Zero emissions truck rule is set to clean the air for 75 million Americans

In the News: San Luis Obispo Tribune March 29, 2023

California garbage trucks may avoid going electric until 2042 under new climate rules

Sasan Saadat, Research & Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “We’re basically carving out exemptions because of political protest from people who made bad investments. You’ll end up in this absurd situation where vehicles ready to go electric at a fast pace will be put on the slowest timetable in communities most overdue for relief.”

Clean and electric trucks sit on display at an event on new national clean air standards for heavy-duty trucks near the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters on December 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)
From the Experts March 23, 2023

Colorado’s Historic Opportunity To Clean Up Toxic Truck Pollution

An environmental justice coalition in Colorado is fighting for the strongest possible clean trucks package

A couple shops for appliances in a home goods store.
Press Release March 15, 2023

Bay Area Passes First-in-the-Nation Regulation to Cut Air Pollution from Methane Gas Furnaces and Water Heaters in Homes

New rule ensures gradual transition to more efficient electric heat pumps, and is likely to set a trend in other regions

Press Release March 14, 2023

New York on Verge of Enacting First-in-the-Nation State Law Ending Gas in New Construction

Assembly joins senate and governor supporting ending gas in buildings; governor and assembly urged to agree to senate’s January 1st, 2025 timeline in a final deal