DEADLINE APPROACHING: the fight for fuel-efficient cars

By Newsroom America Feeds at 29 Sep 2017

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Dear Miriam,

Historic fuel economy car standards settled by the Obama administration are under attack.

After being finalized just earlier this year to dramatically reduce dangerous climate emissions, Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt are trying to weaken these standards through yet another EPA review.

This is a blatant attempt to rig the system for corporate polluters at the expense of public health and our climate.

Nothing changed that warrants this huge step backward. It's deja review, but we need to fight as hard we did before -- you and hundreds of thousands of activists submitted comments to secure these rules last time.

By next Thursday's comment period closing, we need to step up once again and protect our progress to nearly double fuel efficiency and cut the nation's passenger emissions in half.

Act now: urge the EPA to keep lifesaving fuel economy standards in place that reduce climate pollution and protect the health of our communities!

No one except Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, and automakers looking to pad their wallets want to waste taxpayer dollars on a redundant and unnecessary review process to roll back vehicle emission protections.

So it's on us to speak out loudly again and make it clear that the American people want cars running more efficiently to lessen pollution and cut consumer costs.

The fact is, transportation is the single largest source of air pollution in the United States. The current goal of raising the average fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 will significantly reduce oil use and cut pollution by as much as 6 billion metric tons -- that's like getting rid of a year's worth of carbon pollution from 150 coal-fired power plants.

President Trump assuming office doesn't change the reality of public support behind achieving that goal. To prove it, we need to shift our action into high gear. Add your voice right now: tell the EPA you support a future with more fuel-efficient cars on the road.

Thanks for all you do,

Andrew Linhardt Deputy Legislative Director for Transportation Sierra Club


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