The Nevada Capitol
The lieutenant governor, two lawmakers and a registered nurse held a press conference Thursday to urge the Biden administration to enact much stronger Clean Car standards to reduce air pollution.
State Sen. Fabian Doñate of Las Vegas said pollution from autos, trucks and buses is a major contributor to air pollution in Nevada and tougher standards would greatly improve the air quality in the state.
He and Assemblywoman Selena Torres said carbon pollution also disproportionately impacts the black and brown communities in the state. Torres said that pollution also impacts people like herself who suffer from asthma
Lt. Gov. Lisa Cano Burkhead said cleaner and electric cars would also reduce the price Nevadans pay at the pump and making those vehicles would provide good, high-paying jobs.
Rowena Trim, RN, said investing in clean transportation infrastructure must be done sooner rather than later since transportation is one of the largest sources of pollution in Nevada.
All called on Nevadans to contact their congressional delegation and urge them to call on the Environmental Protection Agency and President Biden to impose much tougher standards on vehicle pollution.