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Washington – A coalition of nine consumer, climate, science, family and faith groups delivered petitions with 285,000+ signatures to Toyota, GM and Fiat Chrysler executives calling on them to support strong national and state clean car standards, which save families money, protect lung health and cut climate pollution.
Consumer Reports research finds that the Trump Administration rollback of national clean car standards will cost consumers $300 billion. Recent polls from the Union of Concerned Scientists confirm that GM and Toyota owners want the automakers to support clean car standards. And, major investors with almost two trillion dollars in managed assets see the rollback as bad for business. The automotive industry is split, with Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, BMW and Volvo choosing to support stronger state clean car standards.
Strong clean car standards help boost innovation and spur job creation in the automotive sector, and save consumers money at the pump. As the nation looks for ways to rebuild the economy, company executives should be supporting innovation and job creation instead of looking to block progress, hurt public health, and take us backwards on climate action.
EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
Consumer Reports, vice president of advocacy, David Friedman
Moms Clean Air Force, public health policy director, Molly Rauch
Interfaith Power and Light, executive director, Susan Stephenson
Green for All, Shannon Baker-Branstetter, senior policy manager
Union of Concerned Scientists, senior vehicles analyst, Dave Cooke
League of Conservation Voters, board chair and former EPA administrator, Carol M. Browner
Sierra Club, Senior Attorney, Alejandra Núñez
Environmental Defense Fund, special projects director and lead attorney, Peter Zalzal