President Trump has taken direct aim at one of our most critical public health and climate protections: Clean Car Standards. This EPA initiative takes aim at the greenhouse gas pollution from America's tailpipes—emissions responsible for about one-third of our total climate pollution.
We cannot stand by quietly while they attack common sense safeguards that more than 4 out of 5 Americans support. The record is clear: This policy reduces pollution, saves consumers money, spurs the development of cleaner technologies, and reduces the risks of climate change.
Don't let this administration unravel the crucial progress we've made. Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt: Hands off the Clean Car Standards—and all climate pollution limits.
Keep the EPA's Clean Cars Program, and All Climate Standards, Intact
Dear Administrator Pruitt,
I find President Trump's decision to withdraw final determination on fuel-efficiency standards for future cars and light trucks extremely concerning. Nothing indicates that these standards are at all problematic. In fact, all evidence points to the exact contrary. They are what is best for both the American people and the auto industry.
Manufacturers are already bringing new conventional technologies to the market on time and at a faster pace than the EPA projected in the 2012 rulemaking. And manufacturers are enjoying record sales while continuing to sell more and more efficient cars, trucks, and SUV's. And at the same time, they are creating thousands of new American job (with the automotive industry adding nearly 700,000 good jobs since 2009). And it's what's best for the consumer as well, with Americans already saving $35 billion at the pump because of this program.
Unraveling these crucial protections puts the interests of just some in industry over the interests of all of the American people. The record is clear: this policy reduces pollution, saves consumers money, spurs the development of cleaner technology, and reduces the risks of climate change. It is imperative that you, as EPA Administration, follow the clear scientific and technical evidence that supports reaffirming the Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards, not tearing them apart.
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