Carper Applauds EPA Step to Encourage Auto Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it is reconsidering the 2019 regulation known as the SAFE Vehicles Rule Part One, the rule put in place by the Trump Administration that claimed that states were preempted from setting greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles:

“Today, the Biden Administration is beginning to undo the last administration’s regulatory wreckage. Rather than celebrate and encourage state innovation to tackle climate change, the last administration sought to stifle progress and tie the states’ hands,” said Senator Carper. “The United States should be at the forefront of clean automotive technology and today’s proposal is a step to reclaim that position.”