BlueGreen Alliance Welcomes Release of Technical Assessment Report

BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas's statement on the release of the Technical Assessment Report (TAR) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

July 18, 2016
Photo Credit: Ford Motor Co.

Photo Credit: Ford Motor Co.

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2016) – Following today’s release of the Technical Assessment Report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:

“We welcome the release of the Technical Assessment Report, which is the first step in the Midterm Evaluation of the 2017-2025 Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards. We look forward to reviewing this assessment in detail, and commend the manufacturers and workers all across America who are already meeting the challenge of building an innovative new generation of vehicles.

“America’s landmark fuel economy standards are working. These well-crafted standards, working hand-in-hand with sound manufacturing policy, have shown that the nation can lead in combating climate change while rebuilding American jobs and manufacturing. These environmental and economic objectives remain critical. These standards have helped to deeply reduce carbon emissions, saved consumers money and fuel, and spurred innovation and investment across all types of vehicles and components—creating job growth and developing a more robust and innovative supply chain across the industry.

“This Midterm Evaluation provides an opportunity to take stock of the major progress to date, and we look forward to working to ensure this critical momentum continues.”