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Washington, D.C. — In response to today’s House passage of H.R. 4468, The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy Matthew Davis:
“It’s appalling that extreme MAGA House Republicans continue their relentless attempts to cater to Big Oil. In stark contrast to the Biden-Harris administration’s leadership and investments to tackle the climate crisis, boost U.S. manufacturing jobs, and help union workers, this bill attempts to undermine investments in EV manufacturing and associated stability for workers in the auto sector, invalidate existing EPA standards, and block future cleaner vehicle emissions standards. Maintaining and strengthening vehicle pollution limits are crucial to cutting tail-pipe pollution, delivering consumers savings on the cost of owning a vehicle, keeping U.S. vehicle jobs and manufacturing globally competitive, and tackling the climate crisis.
Toxic air pollution puts people’s health at risk, especially in communities that are most exposed to emissions, which are overwhelmingly communities of color and communities with low wealth. The EPA must finalize cleaner vehicle rules that will steer us towards energy independence, more competitive manufacturing, investments in U.S. jobs, and a clean energy future for all.”