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Nevada Conservation League celebrates another step forward in cleaning up the transportation sector with EPA’s finalization of Light-Duty Vehicle Standards

Washington, DC – Today, in another step forward in protecting the public from air and climate pollution, the EPA finalized new light-duty vehicle tailpipe emissions standards. The Nevada Conservation League is pleased that EPA and the Biden administration are continuing their work to cut pollution from the transportation sector. These new clean cars standards are vital to our progress in reducing emissions pollution and cleaning up our air.  

In Nevada, transportation remains the largest source of carbon pollution and is responsible for about 28% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Nevada’s most populated counties continue to receive failing grades from the American Lung Association, with vehicle emissions as the primary cause. Additionally, these stronger standards will help create more economic opportunities for our state and ensure that manufacturers fully leverage the incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act and infrastructure bills to build the clean, zero-emission vehicle supply chains we need domestically. 

The Nevada Conservation League released the following statement in support of strong federal standards for light-duty vehicles.

“With today’s adoption of the latest clean cars rule, the EPA and the Biden Administration are taking another important step to protect Americans across the country — particularly those living or working near toxic transportation hubs,” said Nevada Conservation League Deputy Director, Christi Cabrera-Georgeson. “With this announcement, we’re also anticipating growing economic opportunities for Nevadans. We applaud the EPA for continuing to advance strong standards to cut air and climate pollution from the transportation sector and look forward to continuing the momentum as we move toward a zero-emission future.”

The EPA’s work in advancing strong standards to reduce air and climate pollution from the transportation sector is a step forward in cleaning up the transportation sector. Learn more about the EPA’s latest clean car standards here.


The Nevada Conservation League is the independent voice of Nevada’s conservation community. We work to maintain and enhance the natural character of Nevada and the quality of life for Nevadans through effective advocacy, the election of pro-conservation candidates, and building collaboration.

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