New York Governor Kathy Hochul this week announced new actions to reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from the transportation sector. The Governor signed legislation (A.4302/S.2758), setting a goal for all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York State to be zero-emissions by 2035.
In addition, the Governor directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to release a proposed regulation that would significantly reduce air pollution from trucks. If adopted, the regulation would accelerate zero-emission truck sales, resulting in improved air quality statewide, particularly in those communities disproportionately impacted by transportation-related pollution.
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “Today’s announcement demonstrates New York’s commitment to reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector.”
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