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Statement from Carol M. Browner on Biden Clean Cars Announcement

Aug 5, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the White House’s announcement that President Biden will issue an executive order on electric vehicles and the administration will update clean vehicle standards, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from LCV Board Chair and former EPA administrator, Carol M. Browner: 

“With today’s actions, President Biden is making needed progress to cut carbon pollution from cars and trucks. His commitment to a 50 percent reduction in carbon pollution from new cars by 2030, coupled with urgently needed action by Congress in both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and budget process to ensure adequate investments in electric vehicles and clean energy, will cut the pollution that drives climate change, save families money at the pump and deliver clean air for all. LCV looks forward to actively engaging in the public process to make certain these and future standards are even stronger and developed to ensure that all new cars sold are zero emission vehicles by 2035. Now is the time to set the strongest possible clean car standards to meet the climate ambition goals that science and justice require.”

Read more from Carol M. Browner in her opinion piece for The Hill.

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