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Sierra Club statement: Multi-state zero emission vehicle plan announced

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Mark Westlund, 415-977-5719; mark.westlund@sierraclub.org

 

Last October, eight states entered into a partnership to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Today, the partner states released an action plan to develop electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, uniform policies, and EV-ready building codes. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to reduce climate disrupting carbon pollution and smog-causing emissions by transforming the transportation sector. 

The eight states are: California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont

 

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
 

“The Sierra Club applauds this bold initiative that will move our cars and trucks away from the dirty, dangerous fossil fuels that are a proven threat to public health and our climate.  

 

"The United States already has more plug-in electric vehicles on the road than any other nation, and customer demand continues to grow. By putting millions of electric vehicles on the road, these eight states will drive economies of scale, lowering prices and creating more options for consumers. When it comes to fighting climate disruption, EVs are where the rubber hits the road."

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