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Statement from Carol M. Browner on EPA California Waiver Announcement

Apr 26, 2021

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s announcement from the EPA that they will permit California to set their own tailpipe emission rules, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Board Chair and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Carol M. Browner:

“If we are going to tackle the climate crisis and rebuild manufacturing in this country we need bold policies that drive innovation and cut carbon pollution. Reestablishing the ability of states to band together to set tougher pollution standards for vehicles will cut carbon pollution and feed the innovation we need to build cleaner, affordable, reliable and pollution-free vehicles that save consumers money. Transportation accounts for the largest share of carbon pollution and this decision will lead to significant pollution reductions, economic growth and savings for families at the pump.”