Pennsylvanians stand up for clean cars

With the country’s clean cars standards at stake, Pennsylvania hosted one of only three Environmental Protection Agency public hearings in the nation to get the public’s input.

PennEnvironment turned out dozens of concerned citizens to voice their opinions on the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back clean car standards. The message from Pennsylvanians was clear: Don’t hit the brakes on clean cars. We also mobilized top city and state officials to blast the rollback. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle joined PennEnvironment at a Philadelphia news conference to oppose the rollback.

“The clean car standards are the single greatest action the U.S. has taken to date to address global warming,” said Kelly Flanigan, Global Warming Solutions campaign associate for PennEnvironment. “Rolling them back would be a massive blow to the environment and public health.”

The deadline to submit your public comment on the proposed rollback is Oct. 26.

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Photo: PennEnvironment staff and volunteers prepare to testify at the Clean Cars standards hearing in Pittsburgh on Sept. 26. Credit: Adam M. Wilson Photography