Press Releases

LCV and Chispa Statements on Final Phase 3 Trucks Rule

Mar 29, 2024

Washington, D.C. — In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s final Phase 3 Heavy-Duty Vehicle Standards, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa issued the following statements

“We appreciate that the Biden-Harris administration and the EPA have taken an important step forward to finalize tailpipe pollution limits that are feasible and will help advance the adoption of electric trucks and buses,” said LCV Government Affairs Advocate on Climate Change & Clean Energy Darien Davis. “We are excited that the EPA is moving to support the modernization of vehicle standards across the transportation sector that will ultimately improve air quality in communities across the country and fight against life-shortening air pollution and the climate crisis. We look forward to continued work with the Biden-Harris administration to best leverage their significant federal investments through the Clean School Bus and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Programs in communities of color and communities with low wealth to deliver cleaner air and environmental justice at an even more rapid pace than the rules alone could deliver.”  


“We thank the EPA and the Biden-Harris Administration for again advancing stronger standards to curb dangerous air and climate emissions emitted from tractors, trash trucks, delivery trucks, school buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles. Today is a good day for our impacted familias and children living, working, or attending school near highways and other toxic transportation hubs every single day,” said Chispa Senior Director Estefany Carrasco-González. “Zero-emissions trucks and buses will lower operating costs, improve air quality, and fight the climate crisis. Today’s rule brings with it cleaner air and the hope that we can soon achieve a zero-emissions transportation sector to protect our public health and climate.”