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CFC Statement on Congressional Letter to EPA

Washington — Clean Freight Coalition Executive Director Jim Mullen issued the following statement today on this bicameral, bipartisan Congressional letter sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan on the agency's proposed GHG Phase 3 rule: 

"The CFC would like to thank the members of Congress who signed and submitted this letter to EPA Administrator Regan. These members see the significant flaws in the GHG proposed rule and unresolved issues, which must be addressed to protect the nation’s supply chain and the millions of individuals working in the trucking industry.  

"The CFC fully supports a sustainable and affordable transition to zero-emission trucks. That is why we are advocating for repeal of the Federal Excise Tax, sufficient funding for charging and fueling infrastructure, and policies that promote and incentivize readily available low-carbon fuel options—such as biodiesel and renewable diesel, which provide immediate emission reductions while longer-term solutions are realized.

"What CFC cannot support are regulations that set unachievable standards and force the trucking industry to transition to equipment that has not been fully tested, presents range and weight problems, and is unaffordable.  At the end of the day, it is the consumer that bears the financial burden of these regulations."