Trump Administration Reportedly Ends Talks with California, Doubles Down on “Reckless” Rollback of Clean Car Standards

Statement of EDF Senior Attorney Martha Roberts –February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“The Trump administration will reportedly end negotiations with California and press ahead with its attacks on America’s protections against pollution from cars. That means the administration is doubling down on its reckless and deeply unpopular plan to roll back the Clean Car Standards.


“Rolling back the Clean Car Standards will force Americans to spend hundreds of dollars a year extra for gas, it will reduce jobs, it will put America at a technological disadvantage in the global market, and it will make everyone more vulnerable to the rising dangers of climate change. The administration’s roll back also includes an unprecedented and unlawful assault on states’ authority to protect their citizens from harmful pollution.


“States, cities, workers, moms and dads, and even many automakers have made crystal clear that they do not want the administration to move forward with this illegal, misguided, and damaging attack.


“EDF will keep fighting, in the court of public opinion and the court of law, to protect our Clean Car Standards for all Americans.”


            - Martha Roberts, EDF senior attorney

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