The BlueGreen Alliance is pleased to comment on the Reconsideration of the Final
Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 and Model Year 2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0827). Strong common-sense greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards have helped bring back American manufacturing jobs and are critical to sustaining them.
Over the past decade, American companies and workers have shown that we have what it takes to lead globally in the next generation of advanced vehicle technology and manufacturing; and we have shown that we can come together and craft effective solutions to our biggest environmental and economic challenges. This is no time for America to step back.
As the agencies complete their midterm evaluation of the clean vehicle standards and the prepare to set standards for the years 2022-25 and potentially beyond, we urge them to consider the hundreds of thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs in 48 states described in our research. As they consider these standards, the Agencies should understand that across America manufacturing jobs depend on keeping these standards strong.
Today we are seeing a powerful economic and environmental success story and to urge the administration to continue it.