Rep. Levin Statement on Trump Threat to Strike Down California’s Clean Air Standard

September 17, 2019
Press Release

Following reports that President Trump plans to revoke California’s legal authority to set tailpipe emission rules, Congressman Andy Levin released the following statement:

“This is a spiteful move by the President to punish a state that didn’t vote for him, and to erase President Obama’s legacy,” Congressman Levin said. “Private companies are working with states to establish fuel standards that are workable and that will reduce pollution aggressively. For the President to intervene, especially when automakers have asked him not to, proves that this is a targeted political gesture that will cause market chaos and result in many more Americans breathing in harmful pollution. The President’s actions are truly shameful.”