CLCV Commends EPA Decision to Reinstate California’s Right to Set Strict Emission Rules

Press Release
April 26, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Stefanie Lao, [email protected] | 424.282.0922

OAKLAND, CA – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) move to reinstate California’s authority to set stricter climate standards for vehicles.

Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, CLCV:

“We thank the Biden administration and EPA Director Michael Regan for reinstating California’s authority to set stricter standards for vehicle emissions. It is critical that states and local jurisdictions have support from the federal government to move the dial the dial on the climate crisis and push the envelope in hope of a better future.

Make no mistake: this climate move was made possible by our country electing leaders who prioritize climate action. Today is a reminder of the role elections play in shaping policy and how with the right leadership, our government can use every tool available to ensure our economy and the corporations who drive our economy change as quickly as possible. This domestic announcement follows President Biden’s climate summit just last week where the administration encouraged other nations around the world to ramp up their commitments to tacking climate change.

If we are to prevent major climate catastrophe, this victory can’t be the end. California has the chance to lead the way and collaborate at a national level again to set the standards for tailpipe emissions that is ultimately beneficial to all.”

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