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From the Experts December 7, 2023

EPA: Sign the Paperwork That Will Save Nearly 9,000 Lives

With the Stroke of a Pen, EPA Can Grant the Waivers for Critical California Regulations Shifting Us to Zero Emissions Everything

Document December 7, 2023

Letter to EPA on California Waivers

A broad coalition of community, health, environmental, and environmental justice groups sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking for quick action to issue waivers for several California rules that clean up equipment ranging from tugboats to trucks to locomotives.

Amtrak maintenance facility in the Union Pacific Railroad Yard, Oakland, California. (Silentfoto / Getty Images)
Press Release November 1, 2023

EPA Provides Clarity with New Rule: States Can Cut Dirty Locomotive Pollution

Environmental justice advocates win big on path for states and local governments to regulate pollution from locomotives

A New York City MTA electric bus at a charging station on the West Side Highway at 42 Street. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)
Press Release August 31, 2023

Advocates, Unions, and Electeds Call on Governor Hochul to Include Green Transit and Green Jobs In Upcoming Budget

Statewide Coalition, Labor Unions, and Elected Officials Advocate for Bill that would Lower Emissions and Raise Worker Protections

An aerial shot of a shipping yard at the Port of Long Beach, California. (halbergman / Getty Images)
From the Experts July 18, 2023

It’s Electrifying! Helping Ports Bring Us Goods, Not Smog

A firehose of funding from California regulators will help the Port of Long Beach step into an electric future.

In the News: Associated Press June 19, 2023

Railroad industry sues to block new locomotive pollution rules in California

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: “There’s generally been a reckless disregard from the rail industry for saving lives from air pollution, and this is just another feather in their cap in their pursuit of continuing to burn really dirty diesel fuel.”

Document June 16, 2023

Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Comments

Comments on Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Navigation Study; Revised Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment

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)
feature June 5, 2023

Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Our Stories June 5, 2023 Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) into law in November 2021. BIL authorizes nearly $1.2 trillion over 5 years, nearly $600 billion of which is related…

case May 11, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Despite vocal opposition from concerned neighbors and environmental and health advocates, the City of Tacoma approved a land use permit for a mega-warehouse project in April 2023, without requiring an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the project’s environmental, health, and community impacts. The South Tacoma location of the mega-warehouse poses serious environmental justice concerns. The…

In the News: Washington Post April 27, 2023

California to vote on ambitious locomotive emission rule

Yasmine Agelidis, Attorney, California Regional Office: “It’s going to be groundbreaking, and it’s going to address the diesel crisis that’s been poisoning communities near railyards for literal decades.”

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: 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

Construction on a last-mile warehouse in Syosset, New York. Concentrations of last-mile warehouses have an outsized impact on air quality and noise pollution due to higher numbers of truck trips, 24/7 operating times, and other factors. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
feature March 30, 2023

Fortaleciendo Las Normas de Zonificación Para Almacenes de Última Milla

Modificar las regulaciones sobre los almacenes de última milla es fundamental para lograr los objetivos de justicia ambiental y equidad racial de la ciudad de Nueva York

Construction on a last-mile warehouse in Syosset, New York. Concentrations of last-mile warehouses have an outsized impact on air quality and noise pollution due to higher numbers of truck trips, 24/7 operating times, and other factors. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
feature March 30, 2023

Strengthening Zoning Regulations on Last-Mile Warehouses

Amending regulations on last-mile warehouses is critical to achieving New York City’s environmental justice and racial equity goals

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

An electric hybrid heavy duty truck, used to move freight at the Port of Long Beach in California, is plugged in to charge. (Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
feature March 10, 2023

Advancing Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Environmental Justice Through the Inflation Reduction Act

Grants, rebates, loans, and tax credits for businesses, communities, school districts, and local and state governments to accelerate the transition to zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.