Trump EPA Announces Final Rollback of Clean Car Standards

EPA revokes state authority to set vehicle emissions standards

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March 31, 2020 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today as the Trump administration announced part two of its final rule replacing the clean car standards. The new regulations ease restrictions on tailpipe emissions and allow for less efficient vehicles, directly resulting in more carbon and air pollution from cars and trucks.

“Rolling back critical public health protections in the midst of a pandemic is appalling,” said Emily Green, Senior Attorney at CLF. “The clean car standards are designed to protect our health while saving drivers money at the gas pump. This administration’s rejection of science and accountability knows no bounds, and we’ll continue to challenge this reckless rule change.”

CLF has joined several other groups in filing a lawsuit challenging the rollback of these Obama-era climate protections.

CLF experts are available for further comment.