General Motors Withdraws Support for Trump Administration Legal Attack on State Clean Car Protections

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

November 23, 2020

“With today’s announcement, General Motors joins the ranks of other key auto manufacturers, including Ford and Honda, who support the leadership of California and other states that are protecting human health and the environment from vehicle pollution while creating made-in-America jobs. By withdrawing from litigation challenging the state clean cars program and making new investments in the manufacture of zero emitting vehicles, General Motors’ is proving our nation can reduce pollution and achieve healthier communities and a safer climate while creating one million high quality jobs. We call on all U.S. and all global automakers to follow suit and reject the Trump administration’s legal attack on state clean car programs, and to join General Motors and the rapidly growing number of manufacturers that are committing to 100 percent new zero emitting vehicles for our nation.”

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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