They're Taking Aim at Our Biggest Climate Success Story!
President Trump promised to reverse Clean Car Standards — and before leaving the agency, EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt advanced a plan to undermine these crucial pollution protections and move America backwards. Here's what his plan puts at risk:
We could lose out on cutting as many as 140 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2030 alone — the equivalent of taking 29 million cars off the road entirely.
American automakers will lose ground in a competitive global market. China is already the top market for vehicle sales. It and other countries around the world are demanding more fuel efficient vehicles, including major increases in EV sales. If we want American-made cars to remain competitive worldwide, we need to keep these standards in place.
Under the existing standards, Americans buying a car in 2025 would save on gas every time they fuel up — totaling $1,650 in average savings over the lifetime of a car bought in 2025 versus a car just three years older. Pruitt’s attack puts those savings at risk.
Even with Pruitt gone, these attacks can move forward. Tell EPA: Rolling back these standards is the wrong move.