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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.


Moms Deliver Powerful Message to US Automakers (Video)

Moms Deliver Powerful Message to US Automakers (Video)


May 23, 2018    Moms Clean Air Force

Passenger vehicles are now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and gas prices are expected soon to reach their highest level in four years. But instead of shoring up national standards that keep our cars on track to put less pollution…

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    Moms Clean Air Force

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…

10 Questions to Ask Politicians About Climate Change

BY Diane MacEachern ON September 5, 2018
After all the devastating fires, torrential floods, and extreme droughts we’ve seen so far this year, Moms want climate change to be front and center in the minds of all politicians – regardless of political party. Asking questions lets politicians know we care about climate...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Fracking, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics

Clean Car Rollback Puts Families’ Right to Breathe Clean Air in Reverse

BY Dominique Browning ON August 2, 2018
Today, President Trump, Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Acting National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Heidi King issued a proposal to roll back America’s health-protective and money-saving clean car standards.  In their announcement today, the Trump administration has clearly...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Pollution

7 Ways Wheeler Can Save EPA

BY Molly Rauch ON July 27, 2018
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday withdrew Scott Pruitt’s midnight-hour memo, which waived enforcement standards for super-polluting “glider” trucks. Wheeler’s decision is a win for anyone who breathes. But Wheeler has a long way to go before he distinguishes himself from scandal-plagued former Administrator Scott Pruitt. Moms...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Fracking, Natural Gas, Politics, Science
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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.

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