LCV Statement on Pruitt’s Latest Favor to Industry

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573, aroberts@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters released the following statement on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s move to roll back the clean car standards from Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“Instead of answering for his sweetheart deal on a luxury condo in the home of a top energy lobbyist, Scott Pruitt is once again acting on polluter lobbyists’ behalf by moving forward a rollback his former landlord likely pushed as a lobbyist for the auto industry. This is a blatant example of this administration’s corrupt industry ties having dangerous consequences for our communities. People across the country support the clean car standards because they save money at the gas pump, protect our health and our environment, create jobs, and drive innovation. Pruitt’s justification for rolling them back uses shoddy data and ignores the facts, which clearly show that these fuel efficiency standards are working.”

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