The State & Environmental Impact Center

Twenty-One AGs Submitted Comments Opposing Proposed Rollback of Clean Car Standards

October 26, 2018
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opposing the agencies’ proposed “SAFE” (“Safer, Affordable, Fuel Efficient”) Vehicles rule. If finalized, the “SAFE” Vehicles rule would freeze national Clean Car Standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks. Existing Clean Car Standards are expected to prevent up to 2,000 premature deaths, 50,000 cases of respiratory ailments and reduce asthma symptoms for 24 million Americans, including 6.3 million children.