CLF Statement on President Bush’s Executive Order on Emissions
Boston , MA (May 14, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation today issued the following statement on President Bush’s Executive Order on automobile emissions regulations.
“While it is good that the President appears to have woken up to the reality of global warming this weak Executive Order should not be an excuse for any further delay in taking the steps using existing law and authority. The administration should use the tools in hand under the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas pollution as well as direct the Department of Transportation to immediately and dramatically improve federal fuel efficiency standards. Instead of dragging their feet, the Environmental Protection Agency should immediately grant the pending California waiver request regarding emissions standards on carbon dioxide and other pollutants from cars and trucks. That action will clear the way for implementation of these standards not only by California but also by the swath of New England’s states who have followed California ’s lead.”