Green Justice League: Riding Dirty – Heavy Duty Vehicles

In August of 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that sets out timeline targets for heavy-duty truck rules. Trucks make up only 4% of vehicles on the road but contribute a baffling 90% of nitrogen oxide and diesel vehicle emissions. We see this reality in neighborhoods near highways, ports, and inland ports across the nation. Racist interstate planning makes Black and brown people most vulnerable to this pollution, elevating cancer risk and lowering life expectancy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) must ensure that we reduce heavy-duty vehicles to zero emissions.

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Written by:

Christopher De La Cruz

Esteban Gast 

Director of Voice-Over 

Christopher De La Cruz

Script Consultant

Rollie Williams

Script Producers

Bethany Hall 

Kenice Mobley 

Caty Borum


Dejaun Cross

Audio Editing

Dejuan Cross

Animation By:

Desha Stewart

Voice-Over Artists

Christopher De La Cruz

Ibanda Ruhumbika

Antony Del Rio

Keisha Zollar

Ayla Glass