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Statement: EPA made the right decision by enacting a strong clean car rule

Statement: EPA made the right decision by enacting a strong clean car rule

WASHINGTONThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), completed a ruleMonday, to limit global warming pollution by cars and trucks. The new rule from the EPA will lead to More than 3.1 million tonsThe amount of greenhouse gas emissions that have been avoided through 2050 is equivalent to more than half the net U.S. carbon dioxide emission in 2019.

The August regulation was proposed by policymakers, which would have given automakers greater capabilities to build polluting vehicles. However, the agency opted for a stronger version that provides better protections for the climate and air quality. The finalization of the rule to revise the greenhouse gas emissions standards passenger cars and light trucks has been completed. This restores protections after the Trump administration’s rollbacks of safeguards that could have led to. 900 Million additional metric tonnesWe are at risk of global warming pollution.

Morgan Folger (Environment Americas Destination for Zero Carbon campaign director) responded by issuing the following statement.

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Now that the federal clean car rule has been restored, we can all let out a collective sigh. Despite the resistance from the auto industry, we have fought for six years for a federal clean car rule that would drastically reduce climate and air pollution. Today’s win is a major step towards a future without any emissions from cars and trucks. We thank Administrator Michael Regan and EPA for taking the necessary steps to solve the climate crisis.

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