Right now, major automakers like Chrysler, Ford, and GM are using the lobbying muscle of their trade association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, to weaken tailpipe standards for cars.
The clean car standards were created with the input and support of the US auto industry just a few years ago. These ambitious but achievable fuel efficiency standards for new cars and small trucks are already working. They protect all Americans, especially the 6 million US children with asthma, from dangerous air pollution. By 2025 they will prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Even better, these standards will save American families $1.7 trillion in fuel costs.
American families want to drive clean cars. We want clean air, and we want solutions to climate change. Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US. In fact, cars and trucks alone account for over one-quarter of all US pollution. American families also want to drive more miles for less money.
But now, our automakers are turning their backs on American families by lobbying to weaken those standards under the veil of their trade association.
Take action now and tell the Big Three auto makers — Chrysler, Ford, and GM — that moms and dads want them to support clean car standards and stand up for our children’s health and future.
Parents call on you to protect America's clean car standards
Dear Mary Barra, GM; Jim Hackett, Ford; and Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler