Toyota’s Backing of Trump Administration is Unacceptable

Press Release
October 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Sarah Hersh, CLCV, 510-550-8170/510-759-2921

Oakland, California – The following is a statement in response to the announcement from Toyota that the company supports the Trump administration’s efforts to rollback California’s emission standards.

Mary Creasman, CEO, California League of Conservation Voters:

“It’s infuriating that Toyota would come out in support of lower emission standards at a time when California is already dealing with terrible air pollution from wildfires around the state. Toyota is prioritizing profits over policies that will literally save lives. They are on the wrong side of history.

But this is how most corporations will act when faced with the reality of the climate crisis. They focus on profits and on what’s easiest. This was proven with oil companies’ knowledge of their role in the climate crisis decades ago, and has been proven again as recently as this last week by PG&E’s treatment of customers during our worsening wildfires.

We support Attorney General Becerra in his effort to fight these rollbacks in court.

We urge all our elected officials to lead the way with a comprehensive vision to tackle the climate crisis. Toyota’s decision is a deep betrayal of our reality and values in California, but we are hoping other companies step up and do the right thing.”

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