EDF, Allies, States Sue to Defend Clean Car Standards

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718, sstein@edf.org

“The Trump administration’s rollback of America’s popular and successful Clean Car Standards would be disastrous. It would cause more than 18,000 more premature deaths, add one and a half billion metric tons of climate pollution to our air, and cost Americans $244 billion more at the gas pump. That’s why I’m proud that we joined a large coalition of health, consumer and environmental advocates today in a lawsuit to stop the rollback.

“A coalition of 23 states, four cities and the District of Columbia also sued today to defend our Clean Car Standards in court. I agree with what the Attorneys General of three of those states (California, Michigan and Colorado) said at their news conference – the law, science and facts are on our side. I look forward to standing with those states and cities in court to fight for better, cleaner cars that will protect the American people.”

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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