GreenLatinos Statement on EPA Car Standard Repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 22, 2018
Contact: Amanda Aguirre, amandaaguirre@greenlatinos.org or 281-814-4627

Washington, D.C. – This week, EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt announced EPA car emission standard rollback. In response, GreenLatinos Founding President & CEO, Mark Magaña released the following statement:

“This week, embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rolled back Obama-era car emission standards that encouraged car manufacturers, in an attempt to reduce carbon pollution, to increase the gallons per mile efficiency of their vehicle fleet. This rollback by the Trump administration is just another attack on clean air protections, that ultimately favors corporate industry interests. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA moved our nation towards more energy efficiency and improved air quality standards. In the end, the repeal is a reckless move without setting alternative standards or guidelines in protecting our environment. GreenLatinos praises state leaders who have taken a stand against this rollback and we are committed to continuing our focus on the importance of protecting our community’s public health.”

 

 

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About GreenLatinos:

GreenLatinos is a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States. GreenLatinos provides an inclusive table at which its members establish collaborative partnerships and networks to improve the environment; protect and promote conservation of land and other natural resources; amplify the voices of minority, low-income and tribal communities; and train, mentor, and promote the current and future generations of Latino environmental leaders for the benefit of the Latino community and beyond. GreenLatinos develops and advocates for policies and programs to advance this mission. For more information, visit www.greenlatinos.org.

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