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Bay State Setting Truck Emissions Standards (Ind. Report)
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Date: 2022-01-10
In Boston, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last week reported plans to adopt California's accelerated truck standards requiring an increasing percentage of all medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold to be zero-emission starting in 2025. The regulations will require manufacturers to increase zero-emission truck sales in the state between 30 and 50 pct by 2030 and 40 and 75 pct by 2035.

The move will make Massachusetts one of five states -- including Washington, Oregon, New York, New Jersey -- to adopt California's stringent rules which call for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The move follows the collapse of a multi-state Transportation Climate Initiative which called for a cap-and-invest program targeting gas and diesel fuel consumption. TCI was projected to reduce regional emissions by as much as 26 pct in the next 11 years.

The transportation sector accounts for roughly 40 pct of the Bay State's total greenhouse gas emissions, according to the DEP. (Source: Mass. DEP, Jan., 2022) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 617-292-5500, www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-environmental-protection

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