"E.P.A. to Tighten Tailpipe Rules for the Biggest Polluters on the Road"

"For the first time since 2001, the government is setting more stringent limits on pollution from trucks, vans, and buses that harms human health."

"WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday proposed strict new limits on pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks — the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for the biggest polluters on the road.

The new draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency would require heavy-duty trucks to reduce emissions of nitrogen dioxide by 90 percent by 2031. Nitrogen dioxide is linked to lung cancer, heart disease and premature death.

The E.P.A. also announced plans to slightly tighten truck emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is driving climate change. The new rules for nitrogen oxide pollution would apply to trucks beginning with the model year 2027, while the  carbon dioxide rules would apply to trucks starting with the model year 2024."

Coral Davenport reports for the New York Times March 7, 2022.


"EPA Floats 2 Options For Slashing Truck Emissions Limits" (E&E News)

"Challenges to Long-Awaited Truck Rules Set for ‘Uphill Battle’" (Bloomberg Environment)

Source: NYTimes, 03/08/2022