6 billion metric tons. That’s how much climate pollution we will cut thanks to clean car standards, which reduce pollution and increase fuel economy for our cars and trucks. It’s the equivalent of a year’s worth of pollution from 150 coal-fired power plants.
But Ford and the rest of the auto industry are now working with the Trump administration to roll back these important fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.
Tell Ford to stop working with Trump to make cars dirty again.
They’re expecting to continue the tried-and-true playbook they’ve been following for the past year: Win enough media praise for pledges to build green models in order to drown out its lobby efforts to roll back the biggest federal climate program on the books. But Ford can’t hide the facts: Just two days after the 2016 election, Ford’s lobbyists called on the Trump transition team to alter the standards.
They’ve already succeeded in getting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to begin the roll back process.
Ford can’t have it both ways — enjoying praise for innovation while working to roll back safeguards that protect against more dirty and dangerous gas guzzlers hitting the streets. Rolling back the clean car standards will increase the dangerous air pollution that contributes to asthma attacks. What's more, transportation is the single largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
Campaigners and activists from Public Citizen, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Environment America, and Safe Climate Campaign have been applying direct pressure on Ford for months already. They'll be delivering a giant petition very soon to Ford. SumOfUs members have helped move giant corporations like Ford before -- and we can do it again.