News Archives: October 2018


U.S. Climate Alliance Opposes Proposed Clean Cars Rollback

Recognizing that climate change presents a serious threat to our environment, residents, communities, and economy, the U.S. Climate Alliance (representing 40% of the American population) remains committed to meeting its share of the U.S. emissions reduction contribution to the Paris Agreement. This proposal to roll back the standards undermines one of the country’s best climate programs and constitutes an unwarranted attack on consumers, our environment, our health, and longstanding tenets of cooperative federalism enshrined in the Clean Air Act. We urge you to withdraw the proposal.

United States Climate Alliance / 10.29.2018

Governor Brown, Attorney General Becerra and CARB Chair Nichols Lead National Coalition Demanding Trump Administration Withdraw Proposal to Eliminate Nation’s Clean Car Standards

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Xavier Becerra and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols – leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general and the cities of Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York – today filed formal written comments demanding the Trump Administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) withdraw their dangerous and misguided proposal to eliminate the national Clean Car Standards. The comments submitted today include rigorous legal and technical analyses highlighting the consumer, climate and public health benefits of the current achievable standards and the federal proposal’s numerous flaws, use of faulty assumptions, incorrect modeling, cherry-picked data and fundamental misunderstanding of consumer behavior.

California Air Resources Board / 10.29.2018

The ‘Queen of Green’s’ Coming Bout With Trump

In her second tour as the powerful chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary D. Nichols is the tip of the spear in her state’s effort to block the Trump administration’s proposals to freeze federal fuel-economy and auto-emissions standards through 2026, and to rescind California’s long-standing ability to set its own, tougher rules—rules also followed by 13 other states that together account for a third of the American market for new automobiles.

The Atlantic / 10.02.2018