CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
WHAT: Dozens of Moms Clean Air Force staff, organizers, and members will testify before EPA on the agency’s proposed rule to strengthen pollution standards for trucks and heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal focuses on NOx and CO2 pollution. EPA’s proposal presents two possible options for limiting pollution from trucks, but the proposed options for the rule do not go far enough. Moms testifying will urge EPA to finalize standards that provide stronger pollution safeguards to protect our children’s health and future.
WHO: Moms from the following states will provide testimony: AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, MA, MD, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, TX, WA, WV, and VA. The following expert and impacted residents will be available for interview:
- Molly Rauch, Public Health Policy Director. Molly is a policy expert on pollution and transportation.
- Almeta Cooper, National Field Manager. Almeta lives in Atlanta, Georgia, which received an “F” for air quality from the American Lung Association.
- Jennifer Cantley, Nevada State Coordinator. Jennifer lives in Carson City, Nevada, near an area heavily trafficked by trucks. As a COVID long-hauler, Jennifer’s health is significantly impacted by air pollution.
- Sarah Mostafa, Ohio Moms Clean Air Force member, resident of Cincinnati, and new mom. Sarah is an expert in innovation and policy design, and a clean energy advocate.
WHEN: The hearing will take place Tuesday, April 12–Thursday, April 14. Molly will testify on April 12 at about 10:30 AM, Almeta on April 12 at about 9:30 AM, Jennifer on April 13 at about 8:30 PM, and Sarah on April 12 at about 6:15 PM. All times are approximate and listed in Eastern time (ET). We may be able to provide the media with a recording of each of the above-mentioned testimonies upon request. See the registered speaker list for more information about timing.
WHERE: EPA will hear testimony over Zoom. Media can register to observe the hearing here.