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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July 18, 2023

SANTA FE, NM – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced bold action which will give New Mexicans more electric car and truck options in the coming years, and a new report shows the state can deliver the most health, jobs, and energy…

July 5, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Over 50 local officials signed onto a letter delivered today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to protect the health of their residents and fight climate change by finalizing the strongest clean car and…

June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, a federal appeals court upheld the EPA’s greenhouse gas rule for aircraft, a do-nothing rule that fails to curb greenhouse gas pollution from aircraft. Aviation is among the fastest growing sources of climate pollution.

June 26, 2023

NATIONWIDE – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced 130 awards making up nearly $1.7 billion to fund cleaner transit projects, including zero-emission buses in communities across the country. 

June 21, 2023

MARYLAND - Transportation continues to be one of the leading sources of toxic soot and smog in Maryland. Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Sierra Club released reports outlining the hazards of transportation pollution and the steps needed…