With the country's Clean Cars standards at stake, Americans turned out to stand up for cleaner air and a more stable climate.
From Sept. 24–26, our national and state staff and members joined concerned citizens in Fresno, California; Dearborn, Michigan; and Pittsburgh for hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back clean car standards. The resounding message: Don't hit the brakes on clean cars. Speakers urged representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep—and even strengthen—the standards, for the sake of both our climate and our health.
"The clean car standards are the single greatest action the U.S. has taken to date to address global warming," said Andrea McGimsey, senior director of our national network's Global Warming Solutions campaign. "Rolling them back would be a massive blow to the environment and public health."
The public has until Oct. 26 to submit public comments on the proposed rollback.
Photo: Staff and volunteers with PennEnvironment, a part of our national network, prepare to testify at the Clean Cars standards hearing on Sept. 26. Credit: Adam M. Wilson Photography