BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Fuel Economy Standards Midterm Review Decision

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today announced the agency’s decision to rewrite the nation’s landmark fuel economy standards.

April 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2018) – The current standards have spurred innovation and investment across the nation’s automotive and manufacturing sectors while the industry has brought back hundreds of thousands of jobs across the United States.

The BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Director of Advanced Vehicles and Transportation Zoe Lipman:

“The benefits of strong, smart, fuel economy standards are clear: In thousands of American factories, hundreds of thousands of American workers are building the innovative technologies that go into making vehicles more fuel efficient, while automaker investments to meet the standards have meant billions in reinvestment in Americas manufacturing communities. Leadership on fuel economy has helped position the United States to lead in the global race to capture the next generation of technology and manufacturing.

“The current standards have helped bring back, secure, and create jobs nationwide; they have reduced pollution; saved consumers billions at the pump; and have been integral to growing and sustaining America’s manufacturing sector over the past decade. Weakening the rules—which is indicated to be the intent of today’s decision—could put American jobs at risk today and in coming years, and would threaten America’s competitiveness in manufacturing critical technology.”