Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: New EPA Auto Emission Standards Put U.S. Back on Track, CAP’s John Podesta Says
Press Statement

STATEMENT: New EPA Auto Emission Standards Put U.S. Back on Track, CAP’s John Podesta Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued final standards for emissions from cars and light trucks covering model years 2023 through 2026. These rules are the most stringent federal greenhouse gas emissions standards to date and will help set our nation on a path to a clean economy. John Podesta, founder and chair of the board at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response:

This is an essential action to put us back on track after losing time and seeing more harmful emissions under the Trump administration. But the delay has cost us. Now, we must make up ground in the next round of standards for model years 2027 and beyond. To meet science-based climate targets, we must accelerate electrification and slash emissions from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. Clean cars and good jobs go hand in hand, and federal leadership on clean vehicles is needed to expand high-paying jobs here in the United States and to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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