Maryland LCV’s statement on Maryland Department of the Environment’s adoption of the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule
Maryland LCV’s statement on Maryland Department of the Environment’s Adoption of the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule
Maryland LCV today celebrates the Maryland Department of the Environment’s adoption of the Advanced Clean Trucks rule, a significant step towards reducing harmful emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and moving Maryland towards a more sustainable future.
The Advanced Clean Trucks rule is a groundbreaking initiative to lower toxic diesel emissions, particularly from heavy-duty vehicles, which are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland. This rule is especially important for communities of color and low-income areas, which historically face higher levels of air pollution due to their proximity to major roads and highways.
“Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland, and this pollution disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income communities, because they are often located near major roads and highways,” said Kim Coble, Executive Director of Maryland LCV. “The adoption of the Advanced Clean Trucks rule will bring more clean electric trucks and school buses to Maryland, improving health outcomes for communities who have endured an unjust and unfair burden of harmful air pollution due to decades of systemic marginalization.”
Maryland LCV remains committed to working alongside state leaders and Maryland’s communities to ensure the successful implementation of the Advanced Clean Trucks rule and to advocate for holistic environmental solutions that benefit all Marylanders.