California weighs controversial rule to tackle truck tailpipe pollution

by Rachel Becker, CalMatters

The California Air Resources Board decided Thursday to toughen a proposed rule that will require manufacturers to sell non-polluting trucks in the state. The new directive is to “put more zero-emission delivery, box trucks, & big-rigs on the road, reaching 100% [zero-emission vehicle] sales sooner for several segments,” Air Board Chair Mary Nichols said in a statement on Twitter. The decision came after environmentalist groups, residents from heavily polluted areas and six legislators pressured the board to make its new rule more ambitious. Revisions are expected to be ready for the board to review this spring.

Noemí Bueno’s daughter was barely 14 months old when she started struggling to breathe.

Read more: https://calmatters.org/environment/2019/12/california-controversial-advanced-clean-trucks-regulation-air-pollution/

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