Climate Action Campaign Statement on President Biden’s and EPA’s Announcement on HDV Pollution Limits

March 29th, 2024

For Immediate Release

DATE: March 29th, 2024

CONTACT: Catherine Gorman, 

Washington, DC

Today, President Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced the EPA’s final Heavy Duty Vehicle Standards, limiting tailpipe pollution from new freight trucks and other heavy duty vehicles. In response, Margie Alt, Director of the Climate Action Campaign, issued the following statement:

The transportation sector is the largest source of climate pollution in the United States and heavy duty vehicles like freight trucks are the most polluting vehicles on the road. That truck pollution disproportionately and devastatingly impacts the health of people in communities of color and other overburdened communities that are often nearest ports and other high traffic freight truck corridors. 

Last week the EPA set strong climate pollution standards for cars, SUV’s, and small trucks and now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking on dirty diesel trucks and other polluting heavy duty vehicles as well. We congratulate the EPA for announcing new final Cleaner Trucks standards that will help rein in this deadly source of pollution, protect the health of our communities, reduce the carbon pollution driving dangerous and costly climate change, and move us further down the path to Route Zero and a pollution free transportation sector.” 


About CAC

Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of advocacy organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Our goal is to reduce carbon pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy through policies focused on climate, justice, and jobs and expanding opportunity for all.

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