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American Lung Association Urges EPA and NHTSA to Preserve the Health Protections of Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards

Standards limit deadly air pollution and protect Americans' health

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) signed the document formalizing their intention to reconsider mid-term evaluation of the 2022-2025 vehicle emissions requirements. In response, Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, issued the following statement:

"In January, the EPA concluded correctly, after substantial review and public comment, that the 2022-2025 vehicle emissions requirements were appropriate and that auto manufacturers can comply with them. These emissions standards will help protect public health and fight climate change by reducing carbon pollution and other harmful air pollutants. The standards also provide certainty to the auto industry moving forward, and will also help drive new technology for the future. Despite the reconsideration by the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we expect this process will also conclude that the targets should remain in place to protect the health of Americans.

"Climate change is an urgent threat to public health. Preserving these standards will continue to help curb motor vehicles contribution to carbon pollution, the leading cause of climate change, and help protect the health of all Americans."

For more information, contact:

Allison MacMunn
312-801-7628
[email protected]

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