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March 16, 2021 | Legal Document

Ozone SIPs Notice of Intent

A large coalition of public health, environmental justice, and conservation groups notified EPA of their intent to sue the agency to compel overdue action on state plans that are failing to control ozone pollution—a necessary step on the path to stronger protections from EPA. Earthjustice submitted the notice on behalf of Air Alliance Houston, Downwinders at Risk, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Appalachian Mountain Club, Earthworks, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Environmental Defense Fund. Clean Air Task Force, representing Clean Wisconsin, joined the notice.

March 10, 2021 | Letter

Comments to DEC in Support of Adopting California’s Truck Emission Standards

Transportation is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and in New York. On-road vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), are also a significant source of toxic pollutants that are harmful to human health. The transportation sector’s detrimental impact on climate, air quality, and health is an urgent crisis that must be addressed immediately. The Empire State must therefore act quickly to create concrete, long-term mechanisms to accelerate transportation electrification. In particular, New York must focus on policies that support zero-emission MHDVs.