LCV Statement on California Clean Cars Agreement

Contact: Emily Samsel, 202-454-4573, emily_samsel@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to a new compromise between the California Air Resources Board and Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW of North America to produce more fuel-efficient cars, LCV issued the following statement from Sara Jordan, LCV Clean Energy Program Director:

“This is welcome news that stands in stark contrast to the Trump administration’s reckless rollback of the clean car standards, showing just how completely out of step the Trump administration is with scientists, public health experts, consumers, and even the auto industry.

“The Trump administration’s rollback of the clean car standards is reckless for our environment and our economy — we must develop clean cars to protect our health and climate and keep our auto industry competitive. LCV will continue to advocate for protecting state’s authority to address transportation pollution. We encourage every automaker to adhere to or improve upon the clean car standards set by the Obama administration and support state authority no matter what the current administration does.”

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