California is on track for almost every part of its residents’ lives to be polluted-free. With a ban on everything from gas cararrive gas powered yard equipmentthe next step is to clean up the backbone of our supply chain: semitrucks. The LA Times report state officials are proposing a moratorium on large rigs to further restrict California emissions.
If enacted, it will be years before anything goes into effect. The ban, promoted by the California Air Resources Commission, would require zero-emissions heavy and medium-duty trucks in state and local fleets by 2027, and similar vehicles entering railways and ports will have zero emissions before 2035. It’s all being done because experts say large rigs are among the biggest polluters around.
“Pound for pound, heavy trucks are causing more pollution than anything else on the road. And that actually directly contributes to California having the worst air pollution in the country.” Those are the words of Will Barrett, senior national director of clean air advocacy with the American Lung Association. Semitrucks congested California’s streets and highways. With two of the busiest ports in the country, along with a warehouse area with some of the worst pollution in the country, this may be necessary. Recently explore and solve the problem of racism on the highway There are only acceleration plans for clean air vehicles.
However, not everyone has a ban. California Freight Association Vice President Chris Shimoda said yes no infrastructure to support electric medium and heavy duty trucks. He doubts that the infrastructure will be built enough to support hundreds of thousands of trucks by the proposed deadline.
Aviation Resource Board until October 27 to vote on the measure.