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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November 9, 2021

Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, Greenpeace USA, League of Conservation Voters, Blue-Green Alliance, Center for American Progress, Center for Biological Diversity, Elders Climate Action, Friends of the Earth, and call for Rivian to meet the…

November 9, 2021

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - Today, more than 100 governments, fleet owners and vehicle manufacturers pledged to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2040 globally, and by 2035 in leading markets. The target aims to ensure that one out of every three car…

November 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Public Citizen, Moms Clean Air Force, and League of Conservation Voters launched, a website and accompanying digital ads asserting that Toyota, which still…

November 2, 2021

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced a nearly $200 million investment to slash emissions from cars and trucks and invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

October 22, 2021

CARSON CITY, NEVADA – Today, Nevada’s Legislative Commission approved adoption of the Clean Cars Nevada program, completing the final step in a process to adopt new standards that will help curb emissions from the state’s cars and light-duty trucks…