Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) blasted the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will roll back fuel efficiency standards for American vehicles through 2026. California and 17 other states are waging a legal battle to ensure the state can continue to implement its own higher standards to protect our air and water from pollution.
“This regulatory rollback by the Trump Administration completely disregards Americans’ health and undermines our work to keep our air and water clean. It also stifles innovation and competition that has created more efficient, cleaner engines that can power our future,” said Rep. Peters.
“California has consistently led the way with bold clean energy goals and developed innovative solutions to address air pollution before the Clean Air Act passed; multiple states followed our lead. The Trump Administration wants to jeopardize future progress that consumers demand. I will continue to push Congress to consider long-term consequences of this rollback, and support policies that combat climate change, incentivize innovation, and provide consumers with more options.”
Rep. Peters joined a coalition of 60 Democrats to introduce a resolution opposing the Administration’s rollbacks. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has also introduced a companion bill. In 2016, Rep. Peters wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling on Congress to support fuel efficiency standards.