CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
Washington, DC—On Tuesday, December 20, Moms Clean Air Force’s Texas State Coordinator Erandi Treviño and 10-year-old Zahra Halakhe joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan for a press conference on EPA’s final truck pollution standards. The rule will cut harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution from heavy-duty vehicles such as diesel trucks and buses and is an important step forward in cleaning up the air our children breathe. Pollution from heavy-duty vehicles increases the risk of bronchitis, asthma, heart disease, and cancer, and children are among those most vulnerable to these health impacts.
For your reporting needs:
- Read about the rule in our Senior Legislative Manager Melody Reis’ press statement.
- Read the testimony that Erandi gave before EPA on the draft NOx rule.
- Find photos available for media use here.
- Follow coverage of the event on our national Twitter handle.
- Review Erandi’s remarks:
“My youngest niece is four and has severe allergies and breathing problems that often disrupt her sleep while my eight-year-old niece has eczema and, after having lived through Hurricane Harvey, has anxiety about extreme weather events. My mother and I both have fibromyalgia and a series of other chronic conditions that are made worse by pollution. EPAs Clean Trucks Plan means recognition that sacrificial zones like my beloved neighborhood of Southeast Houston are unacceptable—and it’s also recognition that my family’s health is a priority for the Biden administration,” said Erandi Treviño. “That said, there is considerably more work to be done. I look forward to working with EPA to make this a reality. There is no time to waste.”