August 2, 2018
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Threatening Legal Action if Trump Administration Implements Proposal to Weaken Emissions Standards

TOP Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo...
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"By rolling back emissions and fuel economy standards that auto manufacturers have been successfully implementing for nearly a decade, the Trump Administration is turning a blind eye to technological development and embracing the return of the smog-filled skies of the 60s and 70s. Once again, this administration is putting fossil fuel industry profits ahead of the health and welfare of Americans.

 

"While Washington, D.C., is locking in yesterday's gas-guzzling technology, New York is investing in the future. We are transitioning to a cleaner and more dynamic transportation system that taps into American-made technology and innovation and will protect against a changing climate.

 

"In New York, we will resist the Trump administration's attempt to roll back our progress and block our right to require manufacturers sell Zero Emissions Vehicles. We stand with California and other states against the EPA's irresponsible attacks on our right to enforce critical emissions standards. And if the President implements this egregious proposal, we will pursue all legal means to protect our economy, our air quality and our children's future."

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