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Right now, major automakers like Chrysler, Ford, and GM are using the lobbying muscle of their trade association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, to weaken tailpipe standards for cars. The Clean Car Standards were created with the input and support of the US auto industry just a few years ago. These ambitious but achievable fuel efficiency standards for new cars and small trucks are already working. They benefit all Americans, especially the 6 million US children with asthma, from dangerous air pollution. By 2025 they will prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Even better, these standards will save American families $1.7 trillion in fuel costs. American families want to drive clean cars. We want clean air, and we want solutions to climate change. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US.

Tell Chrysler, Ford, and GM that moms and dads want them to support clean car standards and stand up for our children’s health and future.


Climate-Smart Car Guide

Climate-Smart Car Guide


February 14, 2018    Diane MacEachern

One of the fastest, easiest and most significant ways to help stop climate change is by changing driving habits. You don’t need to give up driving, and you don’t need to buy a new car! The Bad News Every gallon of gasoline emits about 20…

How Diesel Pollution Affects Your Health

How Diesel Pollution Affects Your Health


February 21, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

Diesel exhaust is a type of pollution that comes from the combustion of diesel fuel in heavy duty machinery, trucks, buses, trains, ships, and some cars. Learn how diesel pollution affects your health in our new fact sheet, “How Diesel Pollution Affects Your Health and…

7 Books for Tiny Climate Warriors and Moms Who Want Clean Trucks

7 Books for Tiny Climate Warriors and Moms Who Want Clean Trucks


September 15, 2015    Molly Rauch

    At a certain stage of life, there was almost nothing my little boys loved more than a big, loud, roaring motorized vehicle. Whether it was a tractor-trailer, school bus, garbage truck, city bus, or ambulance, there one of them would be, little hand…

Soot Pollution Facts

Soot Pollution Facts


May 22, 2013    Moms Clean Air Force

WHAT IS SOOT? Soot is an environmental contaminant. It is the result of the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. You can see soot belching from the exhaust pipes of diesel trucks as well as smokestacks; it accumulates on your windowsills if you live near a major…

10 Tweetable Facts About Soot And Black Carbon

10 Tweetable Facts About Soot And Black Carbon


May 21, 2013    Anneka Wisker

Please SHARE these 10 TWEETS with your Twitter followers right now! 1. Over 70 million people are exposed to spikes in fine particle pollution at levels EPA deems unsafe >> Tweet this << 2. Particulate matter can be so small that it can only be…

Moms Defend Their Right to Clean Air

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 6, 2018
This article is written by Angeles Zaragoza, Member, Moms Clean Air Force and Maria Guzman, Community Health Educator, Pacoima Beautiful. It’s reposted from Impacting Our Future, an independent supplement by Mediaplanet to the Los Angeles Times Some days the air we breathe is so poor, our...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Asthma, California, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Latino Community

Pruitt’s Dirty Cars Action – By the Numbers

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 3, 2018
This is written by Alice Henderson. This post originally appeared on Climate 911: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt just announced an attack on our nation’s clean car standards – standards that are reducing dangerous pollution and saving Americans’ hard-earned money. We’ve reviewed Pruitt’s action. Here’s a...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Economics, EPA, Politics

Ford Tells Pruitt We Don’t Want a Rollback

BY Dominique Browning ON March 28, 2018
Yesterday, Ford Motor Company committed to moving forward on America’s Clean Car Standards, and stressed the importance of fighting climate change. The company announced, in a blog post for SustainableBrands.com, that it is not seeking to kill, or even put on hold, America’s Clean Car...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Pollution
More about Cars & Trucks

Right now, major automakers like Chrysler, Ford, and GM are using the lobbying muscle of their trade association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, to weaken tailpipe standards for cars. The Clean Car Standards were created with the input and support of the US auto industry just a few years ago. These ambitious but achievable fuel efficiency standards for new cars and small trucks are already working. They benefit all Americans, especially the 6 million US children with asthma, from dangerous air pollution. By 2025 they will prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Even better, these standards will save American families $1.7 trillion in fuel costs. American families want to drive clean cars. We want clean air, and we want solutions to climate change. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US.

Click below to tell Chrysler, Ford, and GM that moms and dads want them to support clean car standards and stand up for our children’s health and future.

TELL THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS: PROTECT CLEAN CAR STANDARDS