Northeast States Commit to Accelerating Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs

December 12, 2019
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(TRENTON, NJ) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia today announced their commitment to develop an action plan that will put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses onto their roads. This statement of intent was facilitated by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, a multistate organization that will help coordinate with industry and stakeholders to address cost, fueling infrastructure and other barriers in each of the states.  

“Trucks and buses are going electric, and this announcement shows state leaders are dedicated to accelerating that trend. These states should move quickly to develop regulatory programs that support the adoption of zero-emission trucks and buses, which will help reduce rates of asthma, heart attacks and premature deaths diesel-fueled vehicles contribute to in our communities.”

  • Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs

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