Trump Administration Rollback of Clean Car Standards a “Massive Pileup of Bad Ideas”

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,

“The Trump administration’s proposal to slam the brakes on America’s successful Clean Car Standards is a massive pileup of bad ideas.

“This proposal will substantially increase pollution and will cost the average American family hundreds of dollars a year extra for gas. It’s a proposal that attacks the states’ right to protect people from dangerous pollution, one that no one – not the American public, not the states, not even most automakers – really wants, and one that’s being presented to the public under the false and easily discredited guise of improving public safety.

“EDF will oppose this proposal in the court of public opinion and the court of law, and will work to secure protective Clean Car Standards for all Americans.”

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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