Dems push for clean fuel standards

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who signed a bill this month, said it would help diversify the economy.
A truck carrying a Maersk shipping container travels on the New Jersey Turnpike with the Vince Lombardi Service Area and Manhattan skyline visible in the background in Ridgefield, New Jersey, on Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

At least eight Democratic-led states are considering or already passed legislation this year that aims to lower the transportation sector’s carbon emissions.

Supporters say enacting a clean fuel standard, creating a carbon market and setting decarbonization targets for heavy-duty trucks, freight trains and aviation will help address climate change now.

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