Let California lead on clean cars
When Congress passed the Clean Air Act, it specifically recognized California’s right to protect its citizens with stronger standards on clean cars and trucks than federal ones. Today, 13 states plus Washington D.C. – which together represent more than one-third of the new car market and 113 million Americans – have embraced California’s clean cars standards. Now, that right is being threatened. A congressional hearing last week focused on creating a single national standard for vehicle emissions and fuel economy.