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LCV Statement on New Biden-Harris Administration Standards to Improve Fuel Economy 

Jul 28, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal for new federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards announced today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Government Affairs Advocate on Clean Energy and Climate Change Darien Davis:

“Today’s proposed standards demonstrate the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to creating safer, healthier communities and delivering savings on families’ energy costs. Improvements in fuel economy help reduce harmful transportation pollution, which most impacts those historically excluded and redlined near highways, including communities of color and communities with low wealth. CAFE standards also help to lower the amount drivers pay at the gas pump — over the years, previous CAFE standards have saved families hundreds of billions of dollars. We’re looking forward to weighing in on this proposal, and we urge NHTSA to finalize the most stringent rule possible to ensure that all vehicles are more fuel efficient. These rules, alongside strong climate pollution limits for cars and trucks that EPA is working to finalize in the coming months and the critical investments in the manufacture and purchase of electric vehicles from Biden’s affordable clean energy plan, will help transition us to a cleaner transportation future.”

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