Levin Statement on President Trump Announcement on Auto Emissions Standards

Mar 15, 2017 Issues: Environment, Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), today responded to President Trump’s announcement that the Administration would revisit the mid-term evaluation and the fuel economy standards finalized by the Obama Administration in January:

“President Trump today indicated he would revisit the fuel economy standards finalized by the Obama Administration in January. What’s at stake is the clear progress our auto makers have made in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions under a national standard and regulatory process. We must not return to the unworkable patchwork of state and federal standards that the original agreement was tailored to prevent. We need to continue to pursue a collaborative effort to ensure the best outcome for consumers, the environment and the auto industry.

“Finally, we must also recognize the gains of the auto industry under President Obama’s leadership – seven straight years of sales growth and hundreds of thousands of new jobs.”

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