The next new car or light-duty truck you buy is likely to contribute less to global warming.
On Dec. 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule reducing global warming pollution from cars and trucks, reversing a dangerous rollback initiated by the Trump administration. The rule will reduce air pollution and climate-related emissions from cars and trucks, promising to prevent 3.1 billion tons of additional greenhouse gases.
“Today, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief now that strong federal Clean Car standards are restored,” said Morgan Folger, Environment America Destination: Zero Carbon campaign director. “We’re finally seeing an onramp to a future with zero emissions from our cars and trucks.”
In 2020, Environment America filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration's Clean Car rollback. Together with our 30 state environmental groups, our staff and members have advocated state and federal limits on carbon pollution from motor vehicles for more than two decades.
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