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New England state enacts California-style new-truck emissions standards

Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, July 27, 2022:

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont last week announced the enactment of Public Act 22-25, a new law that includes a number of actions aimed to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector.

Among the measures the law contains is one authorizing the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to adopt more stringent emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. It also makes various statutory changes under the Connecticut Clean Air Act, expands existing programs, and establishes several new programs concerning electric vehicle use and improving air quality.

The bill’s provisions include, among other things:

“This is a transformational time in transportation, and the CTDOT is ready to meet the moment by investing in cleaner, greener transportation, building out electric vehicle infrastructure, and advancing safety and mobility projects around the state,” said CTDOT Commissioner Joe Giulietti.

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