EPA’s Final Determination on Light-Duty Vehicle Standards Good for Jobs and Industry

BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas responds to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final determination on light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards.

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (January 13, 2017) Following today’s release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final determination reaffirming light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards, the BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director Kim Glas released the following statement:

“These standards aren’t just about cars and trucks. Miles-per-gallon targets are spurring investment, creating and securing American jobs, cutting pollution, and building a better quality of life for families across the nation— its common sense to continue this momentum.

“American workers are leading in building the fuel-efficient cars, trucks, and components that are now the hallmark of new vehicle technology. From major automakers and suppliers to small, locally owned manufacturers, more than 1,200 factories that build components and materials to improve auto efficiency are found in 48 states—across the Midwest, Southeast, and from coast to coast.

“Smart fuel economy standards together with sound manufacturing policy have brought robust reinvestment to the auto supply chain, and are creating good jobs across the country. We applaud EPA for reaffirming these standards, which will protect these investments and the jobs they’ve created across the country.”