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Urge the Trump Administration and Michigan Automakers Not to Rollback Clean Car Standards

President Trump recently traveled to Michigan, the car capital of the world, to announce his plan to roll back the fuel efficiency standards that the U.S. government and auto industry agreed to just a few years ago.

Moving to more fuel-efficient vehicles – and ultimately to electric vehicles that run on renewable electricity – is both the future of the automobile industry and essential for a stable climate. More fuel-efficient vehicles will also reduce pollution, improve health, and save lives. And it will cut 6 billion metric tons of carbon emissions, that’s equivalent to taking 177 million of today’s cars off the road.

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Car companies are well on their way to achieving these standards, and it is costing far less than predicted. Ending these standards creates more uncertainty for car companies. Lagging behind will allow automakers in other countries – which are rapidly increasing their emissions standards - to take the lead in making the cars of the future.

President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, and Michigan Automakers,

I take pride in the fact that Michigan is the birthplace and home of the automobile industry. I urge you to follow through on the fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks that the government and car companies agreed to in 2012.

Around the world, the future of cars and trucks will be more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles. We want Michigan’s car companies to continue to thrive. Rolling back these fuel-efficiency standards will create more uncertainty for our automakers, and will allow car companies abroad to take the lead in making the cars of the future.

Rolling back these standards will also increase the pollution that has created such a substantial incidence of asthma and other health ailments in Detroit. Carbon pollution from vehicles has also contributed to the extraordinary storms that have flooded Detroit highways and homes in recent years. Keeping the existing fuel-efficiency standards will also save Americans $1.7 trillion at the gas pump.

I urge you to do what is right for Michigan and enable U.S. automakers to be the leaders in the cars of the future. Do not roll back fuel-efficiency standards.

 

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  • Audrey DeVault
    signed 2017-03-29 17:26:46 -0400
  • Thomas Shaver
    signed 2017-03-29 17:16:25 -0400
  • Amy Marshall
    signed 2017-03-29 17:09:05 -0400
  • Billie Piazza
    signed 2017-03-29 17:01:05 -0400
  • Jessica Porter
    signed 2017-03-29 16:59:00 -0400
  • Karen Donahue
    signed 2017-03-29 16:57:05 -0400
    Rolling back fuel efficiency standards is insanity. We must oppose this foolish move on the part of the Trump administration.
  • Josh Sherwood
    signed via 2017-03-29 16:32:07 -0400
  • Diana Dyer
    signed 2017-03-29 16:19:48 -0400
    When we are ready for new cars, we’ll be looking for those with the highest fuel efficiency-standards, period, preferably buying from a company that did NOT roll back their standards, but instead kept leading to improve our better collective future.
  • Gayl Casgrain
    signed 2017-03-29 16:17:32 -0400
  • Tory Jackson
    signed 2017-03-29 16:01:32 -0400
  • Pete Kirkwood
    signed 2017-03-29 15:58:55 -0400
  • Tracy Coe
    signed 2017-03-29 15:53:08 -0400
  • Barbara Stamiris
    signed 2017-03-29 15:47:12 -0400
  • Anna Souto
    signed 2017-03-29 15:32:39 -0400
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  • Morgan Barbret
    signed 2017-03-29 15:30:48 -0400
  • Barbara Thibeault
    signed 2017-03-29 15:04:52 -0400
  • Erica Mooney
    signed 2017-03-29 14:56:00 -0400
  • Julia Lucas
    signed 2017-03-29 14:39:04 -0400
  • Allan O'Shea
    signed 2017-03-29 13:38:54 -0400
    We have made strong progress over the past 10 years. electric Vehicles are part of our future. We cannot afford to go backward.
  • Martha Guenett Simmons
    signed via 2017-03-29 13:26:10 -0400
  • Scott Legleitner
    signed via 2017-03-29 13:19:01 -0400
  • Cybelle Shattuck
    signed 2017-03-29 13:18:58 -0400
  • Nancy Burmeister
    signed 2017-03-29 13:17:43 -0400
  • George K. Heartwell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-29 13:11:18 -0400
    Sign the petition to Stop Rollbacks of Clean Car Fuel-Efficiency Standards.
  • George K. Heartwell
    @HeartwellGeorge tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-29 13:11:14 -0400
    Sign the petition to Stop Rollbacks of Clean Car Fuel-Efficiency Standards. http://www.miclimateaction.org/stop_clean_car_rollbacks?recruiter_id=5196
  • marcia curran
    signed 2017-03-29 13:10:29 -0400
    The world needs to move to electric vehicles and get off gas powered ones. At least in the meantime we can insist on higher fuel efficiency. The opponents to this idea are living in a dream world and are forcing the rest of us into an earlier global environmental catastrophe.
  • George Heartwell
    signed 2017-03-29 13:10:07 -0400
  • Hirak Chanda
    signed via 2017-03-29 12:57:48 -0400
  • Mark Willing
    signed 2017-03-29 12:54:58 -0400
  • Brad Avis
    signed via 2017-03-29 12:53:21 -0400

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