Hard work and advocacy by front-line communities is creating real change. Parents and neighbors are speaking up for the most vulnerable among us: children, elders, and those facing health challenges to address the harmful air pollution caused by truck traffic. Legislators and regulators are responding by creating policies and incentives to make zero-emission transportation possible.
Here are some tools and facts to help you and your community make an impact today.
The transportation sector is the heaviest emitting sector in the U.S.—generating 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 according to the U.S. EPA. It is also the sector best positioned to reduce emissions the fastest and with the greatest impact.
All too often, Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) bear the brunt of air pollution exposure, making them more vulnerable to the negative health impacts that come with diesel-fueled trucks. A cleaner transportation sector with zero-emissions trucks and vehicles will drastically improve the lives of the local communities they serve.