EPA’s Car Standards Put us on a Path to a Clean Transportation Sector

Strong car standards will help us secure urgently needed emissions reductions in the transportation sector


Alexandria Trimble, atrimble@earthjustice.org

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final standards to lower tailpipe emissions from new cars starting in 2027. The standards will drive the country towards non-polluting, zero emissions passenger vehicles.

In response, Abigail Dillen, President of Earthjustice, released the following statement:

“The Environmental Protection Agency has taken a major step forward to clean up tailpipe pollution and address the climate crisis by accelerating the essential transition to clean cars and trucks. These standards make clear what we already know: the future of cars is electric. And there is more work ahead to clean up pollution and modernize our transportation sector.

“It is critical that our large auto manufacturers take advantage of the extra time EPA has provided to ramp up their investments in clean, zero-emissions vehicles for the sake of our lungs, our health and the climate. The U.S. auto industry cannot afford to fall behind the rest of the world.”


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