NY’s New Rule Paves the Path for Clean Cars

ALBANY, NY – Today, New York State became the latest state to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which ensures that by 2035 every new car and truck sold in the state will be zero-emission. This will result in a reduction in harmful greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change and a reduction in air pollution that contributes to respiratory illnesses.

The following is reaction from Kathy Harris, Clean Vehicles and Fuels Advocate at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“Adopting these commonsense standards will help New Yorkers get the zero-polluting cars and trucks they want, while curbing the dangerous tailpipe pollution that harms our families’ health. With automakers increasing investments in electric vehicles and expanded federal tax credits kicking in, the transition to a cleaner future is accelerating quickly. This action by New York will help fuel the transition.”

“New Yorkers can see the impacts of climate change now and have consistently called for bold action, which makes today’s announcement essential. There is a clear commitment from New York to move clean car standards forward, which is what our communities deserve.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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