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6 states adopt new rules that will make the trucking industry greener

Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles in 2012. (Nick Ut/AP)
Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles in 2012. (Nick Ut/AP)

Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington have recently followed California in adopting a new rule requiring more commercial trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2025.

This rule means more truck manufacturers will have to make cleaner vehicles with the aim of reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

Patricio Portillo, a transportation analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, explains more.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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