December 20, 2021
Statement by Ann Mesnikoff, Federal Legislative Director
“We need to act on climate now. The U.S. EPA’s final pollution standards for the model year 2023–2026 cars and light trucks issued today are a positive step toward correcting the prior administration’s attack on clean car standards. The Environmental Law & Policy Center appreciates that EPA is ramping up emissions reductions from new vehicles and is preparing to issue even stronger standards to kick in after 2026. Stronger standards are absolutely needed to help protect the climate.
“The climate crisis is unfolding across the Great Lakes region and around the world and our cars, light trucks, and transportation system are the leading source of U.S. climate pollution. The Biden administration’s response to addressing the climate crisis needs to ramp up now. EPA will need to push effective implementation of these new rules while moving forward with the next round of standards quickly.”