While we are putting all our efforts into transitioning our transportation sector to be made up of 100% zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy, this transformation will not happen overnight.
Earlier today, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission voted to pass the Clean Truck Rules that will help us transition to zero emission trucks and reduce smog pollution from new diesel truck engines.
Despite a recent Executive Order on climate action by outgoing Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, Seattle is still behind on its goals. Deepa Sivirajan has a few recommendations for Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell on making climate central to his future governance.
Oregon’s largest public transit agency has committed to fueling its existing fleet of transit vehicles with renewable diesel, as part of its transition to a clean, non-polluting transit vehicle fleet.