Trump’s Action on Clean Cars Standards Makes Things Worse for American Manufacturing and Workers

The Trump administration is expected tomorrow to release a rule dramatically weakening the nation’s globally competitive fuel economy and vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. A BlueGreen Alliance analysis estimated a rollback of the standards could cost at least 90,000 future jobs in American manufacturing.

March 30, 2020

The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Director of Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Zoe Lipman in response to the expected announcement:

“The administration is adding insult to injury for American workers by moving forward to gut standards that have consistently strengthened manufacturing and job growth across the nation. The Trump administration needs to do more to protect American workers today—not take action to send good-paying-jobs overseas building the cars of tomorrow. President Trump should withdraw this action on the rule immediately.”