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March 12, 2019
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REP. GUILLEN PUSHES MEASURE TO REDUCE VEHICLE EMISSIONS
AUSTIN - State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) filed a measure last week to establish a zero emissions grant program to reduce the impact of vehicular emissions on the environment.
"Human impact on the environment is undeniable," said Guillen. "We should work to reduce that impact, one step at a time."
Currently, under the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP), several incentives exist to reduce overall emissions from motor vehicles, various equipment, and facilities. However, none exist to specifically reach zero emissions for an existing fleet of vehicles. Rep. Guillen's HB 3802 creates a grant program for government entities and nonprofits to incentivize retrofitting existing vehicles. It seeks to lower the amount of emissions expelled from tailpipes in Texas.
"The environment doesn't just affect us. It affects our children and the generations after them," added Guillen. "We must do more to mitigate our impact and maintain a better world for them."
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen