Michigan coalition pushes EPA for strong clean car standards
A coalition of Democratic state lawmakers and environmental groups are urging the US EPA to make the next round of clean car standards as strong as possible.
The standards will apply to cars built in the years 20-27 to 20-35.
"The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Michigan, and we're already seeing the impacts of climate change -- from increased and more sporadic precipitation, more extreme weather, events, to warming lakes with increased risks of hazardous algae blooms." said Margrethe Kearney who is with the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
Coalition members are asking Michigan's congressional delegation in DC to use their influence with the EPA as it drafts the clean car standards.