MAPC issues statement on proposal to weaken vehicle emissions, fuel efficiency standards

Amanda Linehan
Communications Manager, MAPC

For immediate release: Friday, August 10, 2018

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement in reaction to the proposed rule from the Trump Administration that would imperil the current greenhouse gas emission standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles, and put in place weakened emission and fuel efficiency standards at the expense of our health, our environment, and our economy.

Rebecca Davis, Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, released the following statement about the proposal:

“Reversing course in the country’s efforts to reduce air pollutants and emissions from passenger vehicles endangers the health all Americans, especially the most vulnerable, including children, older adults and those living with chronic diseases.

Not only dangerous to public health, this proposal will cost consumers billions of dollars in additional gasoline to run less efficient vehicles, add tons of additional greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, and increase costs to municipalities dealing with more impacts from climate change.”

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