Today, the Biden Administration restored states authority under the Clean Air Act to adopt stronger clean vehicle standards. This EPA rule will improve air quality, address climate change, and protect public health.
“Our 2021 ‘State of the Air’ report found 4 in 10 Americans are breathing unhealthy air and here in Nevada, we know pollution is even more challenging. Vehicle emissions are the largest source of pollution contributing to health impacts such as increased asthma attacks, worsened COPD, and other respiratory and developmental harm,” said Melissa Ramos, manager of clean air advocacy for the American Lung Association. “The States have clear authority under the Clean Air Act to implement stronger clean car standards, including transportation electrification efforts to improve air quality and protect public health.”
Nevada became the sixteenth state in the U.S. to adopt stronger than federal vehicle pollution standards under Governor Sisolak's Clean Cars Nevada Initiative. The Clean Cars Nevada program address harmful pollution by reducing criteria air pollutants contributing to ozone and particle pollution challenges, cuts greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change health effects, and ensures Nevadans benefit from transition to zero emission technologies.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.