Acadia Center Comments on Chapter 128, Advanced Clean Trucks Program
Acadia Center submitted comments in strong support for the Maine Department of Environmental Quality (DEP) Rulemaking, Chapter 128, Advanced Clean Trucks Program (ACT). The DEP is proposing to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule (ACT) “to accelerate sales of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and criteria air pollutants from on-road mobile sources in Maine,” ensuring that truck manufacturers offer affordable zero-emission vehicle choices to Maine fleets. Transportation accounts for more than half of the State’s energy use, emissions, and costs. Nearly 100 percent of the medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Maine are fossil-fuel driven and continued exposure to their pollution will lead to premature death and serious health problems for Maine citizens.