CAC’s Margie Alt Statement on Shameful House Vote to Leave Americans Unprotected from Dangerous and Deadly Vehicle Pollution
President Biden deserves great thanks for promising to immediately veto this dangerous bill so that it never becomes law
Washington, DC—The following is a statement from Climate Action Campaign Director Margie Alt in response to the House Majority’s passage of H.R. 4468, which seeks to strip authority from the Environmental Protection Agency in limiting vehicle pollution from light duty and medium duty vehicles and trucks:
“Today’s vote on H.R. 4468 is a cynical and tremendously harmful attempt by some in Congress to placate their deep pocketed fossil fuel executive and lobbyist allies. House GOP leaders should be ashamed for trying to thwart the EPA, and its authority under the Clean Air Act, to limit dangerous and deadly pollution from light duty and medium duty vehicles and trucks. Cleaner Cars standards protect all Americans from the significant respiratory and other health impacts of tailpipe pollution, not to mention limit the impacts of the climate crisis from a key source of climate pollution. Vehicle pollution endangers millions of Americans, particularly vulnerable Americans living near highways and high traffic corridors.
Protecting people from vehicle pollution is fundamental to EPA’s mission and the House Republican majority is trying to get in the way of that mission and Cleaner Cars standards. This sends a clear message that they are not committed to protecting the lives, health and well being of their constituents or other vulnerable Americans. Thank you President Biden for quickly and clearly stating that you will veto this despicable attack on public health!”
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CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.