“Welcome News” – Engine Manufacturers Drop Lawsuit Over California Freight Truck Pollution Standards

Statement of Alice Henderson, EDF Director of Transportation and Clean Air Policy

August 11, 2022
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718, sstein@edf.org

“The Engine Manufacturers Association said today that it will drop its harmful lawsuit challenging California’s freight truck pollution standards, and that’s welcome news. Several of the association’s members – including Ford, GM, Honda and Cummins – had already stated publicly that they did not support that litigation.

“There’s an urgent need, and also a huge opportunity, for all of us to work together to eliminate climate destabilizing and health-harming pollution from medium and heavy-duty trucks, and to do so in a way that saves truckers money and grows well-paying jobs. Manufacturers are already investing billions of dollars in zero-emitting solutions, and we should build on that strong foundation.”

            - Alice Henderson, EDF senior attorney and director of transportation and clean air policy

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