John Boesel, President and CEO of CALSTART, has released the following statement on the release of a draft of the Phase II medium- and heavy-duty vehicle rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
CALSTART applauds the U.S. EPA’s and NHTSA’s release of draft fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The organization supports increases in fuel economy which both lessen our country’s dependence on oil and provide multiple economic and user benefits, and we appreciate EPA and NHTSA’s thoughtful engagement with industry to craft the rule. We believe that U.S. leadership is critical to effectively address climate change. As the voice of the clean transportation industry, we pledge to work with the agencies and industry through the comment and rule completion phases. A robust and effective rule will help the clean transportation sector create innovative new technologies to clean the air, combat climate change, create jobs and new economic opportunities.