Canada and California’s Clean Cars Announcement Shows “Vision and Leadership”

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“Today’s announcement by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and California’s Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols shows the kind of vision and leadership we need to protect public health and safety from the urgent threat of climate change, and to provide better, cleaner cars for our future. The two signed a new cooperation agreement to work together on clean car policies and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles like electric cars. This is the kind of leadership we need – but aren’t getting – from the Trump administration.

“Canada and American states across the country are committed to clean car policies that will reduce pollution, spur innovation, and save families in both our countries money at the gas pump. Today’s announcement underscores that these leaders will continue moving full speed ahead. The Trump administration, by contrast, is recklessly attacking America’s successful Clean Car Standards – a move that would dramatically increase pollution, destabilize this market, make us all less safe, and benefit no one but possibly the oil industry.

“Americans across the country, and Canadians to our north, are moving swiftly to support clean cars and reduce climate pollution. The Trump administration must step up and join them. “

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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