Brady of Nashville, TN writes:
Weakening standards to cut tailpipe carbon pollution will further contribute to climate change, which can worsen asthma symptoms for the 24 million Americans – including 6.3 million children – who suffer from asthma. I was one of those kids growing up with asthma. Luckily, I no longer suffer from it as an adult and I grew up in a small town that didn’t have much air pollution. For the millions of Americans that do, rolling back these standards will make it even harder for them to catch their breath.
Less than a year ago, agencies worked together to complete a thorough evaluation, which consisted of thousands of man-hours of research and analysis, evidence gathering for more than a year, an extensive comment period in which all stakeholders, including the auto industry, were deeply involved and to which the EPA responded. Based on this
extensive scientific record and stakeholder involvement, EPA made the decision to keep the standards – as they are – out to 2025.
Now, the Trump administration wants to roll back these standards. A rollback of the clean cars standards would take America backwards, endangering public health, forcing Americans to spend thousands of dollars more on gas (instead of on their families) and putting jobs at risk.
Both Senator Corker and Alexander voted in favor of the standards back in 2012. We should make sure they stand by their votes now.
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