California Poised to Approve Clean Cars Plan, Speed Our Country Toward a Future Free from Tailpipe Pollution

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

August 24, 2022
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“California is expected to vote tomorrow on new standards to make all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state zero-emitting by 2035, and the news media is already reporting on the widespread benefits we can expect. If California adopts the standards, and all its new vehicles are zero-emission, it will save thousands of lives, protect people’s heath and our climate from dangerous pollution, and save families more than $13,000 in gas costs over the life of their new car. That’s in addition to the huge savings people will get thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act – tax credits of $7500 for buying a new clean vehicle or $4000 for buying a used one. California’s plan would also help create a renaissance for American manufacturing, with thousands of good new jobs. If California approves its new clean car standards tomorrow it will speed the state, and our entire country, toward a safer and healthier future with no tailpipe pollution.”

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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