Washington, DC — Today, Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order challenging the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, which serve increase the energy efficiency and curb the emissions of automobiles in the US.
In response, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“Trump is about to sign one of the biggest corporate handouts to the fossil fuel industry. Cutting back fuel economy standards will drive up costs for the public while green-lighting new fleets of gas-guzzlers our climate can’t afford. The auto industry could create more jobs by investing further in fuel efficiency and the new technologies that make it possible. This is another dud from the Trump era aimed at lining the pockets of fossil fuel CEOs while hurting workers and our future.”
Contact: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], +1 (305) 992-1544