STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says Pruitt’s Shameful Reversal of Clean Car Standards Confirms It’s Time to ‘Boot Pruitt’

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Washington, D.C. — Following reports that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to reverse America’s clean car standards, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

Scott Pruitt has made the shameful decision to roll back common-sense clean car standards that would cut billions of tons of air pollution and save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the pump. Just last year, the agency’s own experts reviewed reams of evidence and concluded that the standards are achievable and working as designed. Once again, Pruitt is choosing to disregard science and facts and side with auto executives and their lobbyists who see a golden opportunity to win weaker rules. This decision proves that Pruitt is not acting in the best interests of the American people. It is time to give him the boot.

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