After a dangerous detour, America’s effort to clean up climate-changing auto pollution is getting back on track.
On Aug. 5, the Biden administration announced plans to strengthen federal Clean Car standards, requiring vehicles to meet increasingly stronger fuel economy and emission standards. This progress comes after the Trump administration moved to weaken existing standards — moves that we challenged in court. The Biden plan would cut our country’s No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions and clean up our air. But it would fall short of the Obama administration’s previous standards.
“This proposal turns us in a better direction, but the Biden administration can and should be more ambitious,” said Environment America Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Director Morgan Folger.
With climate change fueling increasingly severe damage to people and the natural world each year, Environment America advocates moving faster toward zeroing out pollution from our cars and trucks.
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Photo: Environment America Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Director Morgan Folger got behind the wheel of an electric Nissan Leaf at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Credit: Staff