U.S. Climate Alliance members issue “Nation’s Clean Car Promise” to address vehicle pollution, climate change
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and 23 other Governors of the U.S. Climate Alliance on Tuesday issued a joint statementannouncing the “Nation’s Clean Car Promise” to protect citizens from vehicle pollution and to fight climate change. The following are excerpts from their statement:
“We, the undersigned 24 governors– a bipartisan coalition representing 52 percent of the U.S. population and 57 percent of the economy – stand together in calling for one strong, national clean car standard and support preserving state authority to protect our residents from vehicle pollution. Strong vehicle standards protect our communities from unnecessary air pollution and fuel costs, and they address the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.
“We commit to continue working together to support a strong national standard and issue the ‘Nation’s Clean Car Promise.’
“We call for a common-sense approach that protects the role of states at the negotiating table and establishes a strong, national standard that: