WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2017) – Ahead of President Trump’s event in Michigan Wednesday, where he is expected to address jobs and clean vehicle standards, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Zoe Lipman, director of the BlueGreen Alliance’s Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program:
“Strong standards are supporting good jobs across America. Right now there are nearly 70,000 workers in well over 200 factories and engineering facilities in Michigan alone building components and materials that directly contribute to making today’s innovative cars, trucks and SUVs more fuel efficient than ever. Nationwide, there are over 1,200 facilities in 48 states building clean and fuel efficient vehicle technology, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs.
“Over the past decade American workers have proven that we can build great cars and trucks, deeply cut pollution, and bring back jobs and manufacturing at the same time. Sound fuel economy and clean vehicle standards have been critical and remain critical to this success.
“Good jobs that support families and communities, and plant investments that mean new equipment, orders, and hiring, depend on continuing this momentum.”