Clean Transportation

Clean Transportation

Clean Transportation

Transportation is a major source of air pollution and has the largest, fastest-growing climate emissions in the US. We can tackle the climate crisis and clean up our air by shifting to pollution-free vehicles, accessible public transit, and making our communities more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. No matter their zip code, race, income level, age, or any other factor people should be able to rely on clean and safe transportation. Join the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign in making that vision a reality!


Electric Vehicles

In order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and improve public health, we must transition our nation's cars, trucks, and buses to 100 percent electric. Electric vehicles are much cleaner than gas-powered vehicles today, even accounting for the emissions from electricity sourc

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Clean Cars & Trucks

Where people will continue to need to drive, we must electrify cars as soon as possible. Dirty diesel emissions from freight transportation are also poisoning communities, particularly communities of color. We're advocating for ambitious federal & state regulations to electrify passenger cars, electric school buses, & large trucks, while holding manufacturers accountable for the transition to clean transportation!

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Public Transit

A clean and just transportation future must expand access to reliable, affordable, and pollution-free public transportation choices so riders in urban and rural communities alike can arrive on time. It's also critical to ensure that transit workers have access to family-sustaining, union jobs.

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Clean Vehicle Programs: State Tracker

Momentum is building! Several states across the country are moving forward with programs to deliver cleaner air to their residents and clean up polluting cars and trucks, including large pickup trucks, delivery trucks, and semi-trucks. 

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Compact mixed-use communities promote riding transit, biking, walking, scooting, and carpooling.

Land Use & Walking/Biking

Sierra Club chapters nationwide are working with cities, regions, states, and transit agencies to increase investment in biking, pedestrian, and public transit programs. Together, we can pass transportation policies that encourage smart growth and discourage sprawl to allow people to sustainably access jobs, housing, education, healthcare, nature, and community.

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February 20, 2024

Washington, DC – News coverage over the weekend reported that the EPA is considering a weakened rule as the agency prepares to release one of its most significant rules to slash climate-disrupting emissions, tightening emission standards for cars…

February 16, 2024

Washington, DC - The Sierra Club recently responded to a Request for Information from the Department of Energy (DOE) on strategies to decarbonize rail.

February 15, 2024

CO – Today, Environmental Defense Fund and WSP, in partnership with Sierra Club, released a new analysis that finds many popular and widely anticipated electric vehicles (EVs) offer Colorado consumers thousands of dollars in lifetime cost savings.

February 15, 2024

OHIO – Today, Environmental Defense Fund and WSP, in partnership with Sierra Club, released a new analysis that finds many popular and widely anticipated electric vehicles (EVs) offer Ohio consumers thousands of dollars in lifetime cost savings.

January 26, 2024

Washington, DC – Ahead of a set of important vehicle regulations being finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) soon, car dealerships and the truck industry are ramping up their lobbying of the agency to adopt weak standards and allow…