WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commended the Biden Administration for its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks and embrace zero emission vehicles.
Earlier this year, Senator Carper urged the Biden Administration to take the approach announced today. By moving to half of new vehicles being zero emission vehicles by 2030 and adopting a multi-pollutant approach as Senator Carper recommended, the nation can reap major health benefits for millions of Americans while accelerating market trends to the clean cars of the future.
“The science demands it and the auto industry supports it—now we have an administration with the leadership to move our nation towards the clean cars of the future. Today’s announcement from the Biden Administration is good for our planet, good for our health, and good for our nation’s autoworkers. EPA’s and DOT’s proposals course correct for the terrible mistake of the previous administration. But the President has gone further by charting a course to a zero-emissions future.
“We are in a global competition for who gets to make the clean cars of the future, and President Biden’s leadership means that we’ll develop that manufacturing and those supply chains right here in America. The President’s plan will reduce harmful air pollution and keep us on track to meet our climate goals, while also helping the American auto industry remain competitive globally. That’s what I like to call a win-win-win.”