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December 20, 2021 | In the News: National Public Radio

EPA announces tighter fuel economy standards for cars and trucks

Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice: "This rule will help tackle the climate crisis and reduce dangerous air pollution in our communities. Now we need strong, long-term standards to ultimately electrify all new cars and light-duty trucks by 2035. We'll continue to fight for standards that move us toward a zero-emissions transportation sector powered by 100% clean energy."

November 17, 2021 | Letter

Joint Comments to NY DEC: Adopt ACT Rule

Environmental groups, health professionals, labor organizations, transportation and environmental justice advocates urge the NY Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule. The ACT rule is technically feasible and cost-effective today, and critical for protecting public health, addressing climate change, and developing New York’s clean energy economy. Further, adoption of the ACT rule is a crucial policy to achieve the state’s climate goals, codified in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (“CLCPA”), and was a recommendation from the Transportation Advisory Panel to the Climate Action Council as a way to reduce emissions from the transportation sector.

November 12, 2021 | Press Release

New Mexico Utilities to Invest More than $11 Million in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Education Programs

PNM can invest $10 million in a suite of electric vehicle programs, with more than $3 million targeting low- and moderate-income families, a promising first step for delivering the economic and health benefits of electric vehicles to all New Mexicans. The Public Regulation Commission also authorized EPE to invest more than $1.2 million in electric vehicle infrastructure and education in its southern New Mexico territory.

October 29, 2021 | Fact Sheet

New York: Advanced Clean Trucks Rule Fact Sheet

The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule is one of the single most important actions New York can take today to simultaneously address the climate crisis — which is impacting New Yorkers today more than ever — and the legacy of environmental injustice that disproportionately exposes New Yorkers of color to the health harms from vehicular and other forms of pollution.

September 14, 2021

Power to the People: Conversations on Bold, Equitable and Just Climate Solutions

As the Official Climate Week Policy Program Partner, Earthjustice is hosting three virtual events with experts who are focused on advancing bold and equitable climate solutions that center justice for communities on the frontlines of pollution; and actions that support a just recovery, jobs, climate and infrastructure legislation, and advocating for solutions that match the scale of the climate crisis. Please join us!