As online shopping becomes more prevalent, there has been a proliferation of large warehouses to store and distribute goods all across the Garden State. With it comes a dramatic increase in local truck traffic, accidents and pedestrian safety concerns. As a result, warehouses have a significant negative impact on air quality, particularly in low-income and communities of color where goods movement is concentrated.
Dirty diesel trucks emit nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and many other co-pollutants as they move from port to warehouse to delivery. They cause a wide range of health problems, including asthma, lung cancer, strokes, and heart disease. These health impacts are often felt most acutely by the most vulnerable members of our society, including children and the elderly.
Together we can ensure that the freight and goods movement in NJ is as sustainable and efficient as possible - without compromising the environment and the health of NJ communities and workers!