Clean Cars Rollback Weakens Life-Saving Protections for America’s Health, Economy, Environment

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“While the rest of America remains focused on staying safe from the new coronavirus, the Trump administration is weakening our nation’s life-saving clean car protections for our health and safety, our economy and our environment. The administration’s imminent rollback of our successful Clean Car Standards will add more dangerous pollution to our air, making Americans sicker and ultimately causing thousands of premature deaths. Its own analysis shows it will cost tens of thousands of jobs, and it will significantly increase the cost of driving at a time when Americans cannot afford to spend more on gas. There would never be a good time for an idea this harmful, but it is breathtakingly opportunistic to impose health and economic burdens on the American people while we are battling a pandemic. EDF is prepared to take legal action to protect better, cleaner cars that help the American people.”

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

See our fact sheet for more information about the effects of rolling back the Clean Car Standards.

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