Senator Carper Sends Strong Signal on Clean Cars and Clean Air

Environment Committee Chairman calls on EPA to help America win race for healthier communities and jobs

May 3, 2021
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336,

“We strongly support Senator Carper’s call for EPA to eliminate tailpipe pollution from new cars by 2035. Zero emissions electric vehicles are already gaining momentum, with leading auto companies making the jump to affordable, high-performing emissions-free cars. But if we’re going to compete with Europe and China, we’ll need bold action from policy makers. We need rigorous emission standards that eliminate harmful climate and air pollution, and investments that ensure the manufacturing and infrastructure jobs for zero-emitting vehicles are here in America.

“By setting rigorous emission standards for clean vehicles we can protect our health, reduce pollution in our communities, and save families money at the gas pump. We’ll also be cleaning up one of the largest sources of climate and air pollution. We’re grateful to Chairman Carper for his leadership, and look forward to working with EPA on establishing standards to ensure healthier communities and economic opportunity for all Americans.”

- Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President for Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

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