Statement from NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer on the EPA’s Decision to Confirm the Clean Cars Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has confirmed clean cars standards that protect American families and save drivers money at the pump by increasing vehicle fuel economy and reducing the carbon pollution that causes climate change. In response, NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer released the following statement:

“By confirming stronger emission standards for cars and trucks, President Obama has taken another historic step to clean our air, protect our health, and keep America moving towards a strong clean energy economy. These standards help address the largest source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions and create a major opportunity for innovation to expand and transform our transportation sector. President Obama’s move will strengthen our economy, create jobs, and save Americans money at the pump.

“We will work to hard to defend this progress and block the Trump Administration’s attempts to put corporate interests ahead of American interests.”