Trucks and cars on our roadways are the largest single emitter of dangerous greenhouse gases that cause climate change and impact our health. Worsening truck traffic, especially along major highway corridors throughout the state, also contributes to other air pollutants that increase ozone, particulate matter pollution and Nitrous Oxide. It also harms our water and soil. We shouldn’t have to worry about our kids getting sick or damaging their lungs every time that they go outside to play — all children deserve clean, healthy air. The Advanced Clean Trucks rule moves us one step closer to making that vision a reality, and Mountain Mamas is proud to join other communities along the Front Range and around the state in urging the Air Quality Control Commission to quickly implement, and strongly enforce the rule.
Jaime Eldridge, Lakewood