Mighty Earth Chairman Henry Waxman Responds to Trump Administration’s Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks

In response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of Obama era fuel efficiency rules, Mighty Earth Chairman Henry Waxman has released the following statement: 

“American taxpayers rescued the auto industry in 2009, but demanded and received a commitment from the auto industry to finally make better, more fuel efficient cars. The Obama standards saved lives, reduced pollution, and would save drivers thousands of dollars per car in gas costs.”

“It’s shameful that auto companies like GM and Toyota have violated the spirit of this deal through their complicity in the gutting of this critical environmental and public health policy, and they should be held accountable. We can’t rely on Trump to protect the environment, but it’s time for consumers to stop patronizing auto companies that aren’t living up to their most basic environmental promises.”