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Attorney General Brown Supports EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced he has joined a coalition of 26 states and cities in submitting a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutant standards for light- and medium-duty highway vehicles, model years 2027 through 2032, which include passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans. The transportation sector is the largest source of GHG emissions in the United States, with lightduty vehicles being the largest contributor within that sector. In addition, light- and medium-duty vehicles are a significant source of non-GHG pollutants that detrimentally affect air quality. The impacts of climate change, including those from extreme heat, flooding and drought, and exposure to existing pollution, disproportionately harm overburdened communities. “Climate change is not a problem that affects everyone equally. Overburdened communities bear the brunt of its impacts, compounded further by pollution and environmental hazards so often concentrated near predominantly Black and Brown communities,” said Attorney General Brown. “We’ve got the technology and we’ve got the know-how, so let’s put them to use. We can reduce emissions, improve air quality, and protect our environment and public health. We know we can Do better, and we […]

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