Over 200 Testify to Biden's EPA Demanding the Strongest Clean Vehicle Standards

This Wednesday and Thursday, the EPA hosted a two-day public hearing on a proposed rule to strengthen vehicle emissions standards. Testifiers included Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz and Katherine García, the Acting Director of the Clean Transportation for All Campaign, as well as Sierra Club chapter leaders, volunteers, elected officials, and partners.

The transportation sector is the leading source of climate-disrupting pollution in the US, and passenger vehicles and trucks are responsible for the majority of these emissions. This is also a major source of air pollution that predominantly harms BIPOC families and individuals. Public testimony from community members and activists is critical to ensuring that the Biden administration fulfills its promise to create a livable and just future that places our health and the health of our climate before corporate profits.

We followed and live-tweeted the EPA hearing and were moved by all the personal stories shared.

Here is a sampling: 

Unable to testify but want to share your own account of what cleaning up our transportation system would mean for you? Join over 12,000 other Sierra Club supporters by speaking up here!

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