Press Release

NRDC: Trump Bullies Automakers Over Pollution Pledge

Mark Drajem, 202-289-2436

Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration attacked automakers that pledged to produce vehicles with lower tailpipe emissions.

The following is a statement from Luke Tonachel, director of clean vehicles and fuels at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):

“The Trump administration is trying to bully automakers into accepting a regulatory rollback the companies don’t want." 

“It’s bizarre—but not surprising—that this Environmental Protection Agency is attacking companies that want to cut pollution. The administration should give up its costly attacks on our nation’s safeguards and support standards that cut toxic pollution, lower costs for drivers and address our climate crisis.”

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