Cantwell Statement On Trump Administration Attack On Fuel Efficiency

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's intention to roll back fuel economy standards. 

"This misguided rollback of fuel efficiency standards will not only increase costs on consumers and increase pollution, it will hurt our global competitiveness and cost us jobs here at home. The Trump Administration must stop ignoring American consumers and scientists while listening only to their friends in the fossil fuel industry. As markets across the world demand more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, President Trump is driving us in reverse and hurting the growth in our clean energy economy."