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Nurses Call for Cleaner Trucks

In early April 2024, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles. These standards for heavy-duty vehicles are an important advancement towards cleaning up the country’s transportation sector and putting the United States on the path to a zero-emission transportation future. The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments appreciates the EPA for taking this important step to finalize these public health safeguards. However, further action is needed to fully clean up the heavy-duty transportation sector.

While trucks are a small portion of the total on-road vehicles, they generate more than 25 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Pollution from trucks contains toxic compounds that pollute the air and harm public health. Nurses across the country are sharing their stories on how truck pollution harms health and why it’s so important that we move towards zero-emission trucks. Click the images below to check out their messages.