The U.S. Climate Alliance, representing 17 States & Territories, Opposes Federal Attack on State Rights, Vows to Continue Advancing a Clean Energy Economy

U.S. Climate Alliance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 2, 2018
Contact:  Kristin Igusky – kigusky@usclimatealliance.org

The U.S. Climate Alliance, representing 17 States & Territories, Opposes Federal Attack on State Rights, Vows to Continue Advancing a Clean Energy Economy

-- U.S. Climate Alliance Issues Statement on Effort to Weaken National Clean Car Standards -- 

The United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 17 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement, today issued the following statement on the effort announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to attack the federal emission and fuel economy standards:

“The United States needs strong clean car standards that reduce vehicle pollution and improve efficiency to protect our health, environment and climate, while strengthening U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and creating American jobs. We oppose efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to weaken the nation’s clean car standards, and we strongly support the 18 jurisdictions representing 140 million Americans that are suing to defend these standards.  We also support preserving State flexibility to adopt standards more protective than federal standards.

Weakening the nation’s clean car standards will not only cost Americans more at the pump, but hurt children, senior citizens and people living with respiratory illness, and will impede the ability of our states to meet our own emission reduction targets. The Alliance will hold strong to our commitment and state leadership to meet our share of the U.S. emissions reduction contribution to the Paris Agreement.”

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