Carmakers, California Agree to Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON - - Four automakers and the state of California today agreed to continue tightening vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards through 2025, delivering another body blow to the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back the nation’s clean car standards. 


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


“This announcement reaffirms the authority of California -- and every other state -- to set eminently achievable vehicle pollution standards that protect the public and curb carbon pollution.” 

“The agreement clearly demonstrates that the Trump administration’s rollback, which has no technical or legal rationale, is doomed. The administration should drop its senseless and harmful plan that would make cars pollute more and cost drivers more at the pump.” 

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