EPA Finalizing Smog Emission Standards

Updates heavy-duty truck emissions policy for public health.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new emissions standards for smog and soot produced by heavy-duty trucks starting with model year 2027. The air standards for freight trucks have not been updated in two decades, and the Clean Trucks Plan is intended to reduce their output of nitrogen oxide (NOx), the gas necessary to create smog, by 48% before 2045.

Smog is a ground-level pollutant that significantly reduces the air quality around where it’s produced, causing serious health problems for those who live near highways and factories.

“EPA is taking significant action to protect public health, especially the health of 72 million people living near truck freight routes in America, including our most vulnerable populations in historically overburdened communities,” Administrator Michael Regan said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Regan to seek God’s guidance as he heads the EPA.
  • For members of the agency as they implement new regulations and guidelines for emissions.
  • For the president and his administration as they work to reduce air pollution and protect the environment.

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters


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