Administration Must Speed Up Progress on Clean Car Standards, Not Reverse It

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration today formally proposed rolling back clean car and fuel economy standards intended to nearly double passenger vehicles’ fuel economy and halve their carbon pollution by 2025.

Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement:

“The Trump administration is driving our auto future in reverse. The clean car standards are already saving our families billions at the pump, supporting nearly 300,000 American jobs, and cleaning up dangerous tailpipe pollution. We need to speed up that progress, not slide backward. Let’s keep our eyes on the road—and not let Trump and his dirty deputies run us into the ditch.”


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