Press Release

NRDC: Trump’s EPA Takes Surprise Move to Cut Pollution

Mark Drajem
mdrajem@nrdc.org, (202) 289-2436 

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step today in cutting smog-forming pollutants from the tailpipes of heavy-duty trucks, according to multiple news reports.

The following is a statement by Luke Tonachel, director for clean vehicles and fuels at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“After nearly two years of taking it easy on polluters, the Trump administration’s EPA is proposing its first measure that could limit harmful air pollutants.

“Given its sorry overall record in protecting public health, though, we will be watching closely to make sure the agency follows through and actually mandates the needed cuts in these smog-forming compounds. There’s ample reason for skepticism.”

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