Truck makers lobby to weaken U.S. climate policies, report finds


The transportation sector makes up 27% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Of that percentage, medium and heavy duty trucks — everything from delivery vans to big rigs –- make up 26% according to an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions by the EPA.

A new report finds that truck manufacturers and an industry trade group privately lobbied to weaken U.S. climate policies while publicly promoting zero-emissions trucks.

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