Ford sides with EPA and California in lawsuit to allow tougher clean air standards

Ford today filed a motion to intervene with the EPA against a challenge to California’s ability to protect public health and fight climate change by setting vehicle emissions standards

Ford today filed a motion to intervene on the side of the EPA over a challenge to California’s ability to protect public health and combat climate change by setting vehicle emissions standards. Ford has consistently supported stricter greenhouse gas standards even when EPA hasn’t, and this suit continues Ford’s leadership as the only US automaker to support California in supporting stricter vehicle emissions standards in 2019.

Ford executives Steven Croley, Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel, and Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering Officer, made the following statements regarding the importance of Ford’s environmental actions:

“Ford is fighting climate change. We support the EPA’s recent waiver decision to empower California and other states to protect people’s health and fight climate change by setting and enforcing air pollution standards and zero-emission vehicle requirements. This is the right thing to do for people and the planet, but it is also critical to the future success of the automotive industry. It brings us closer to a zero-emission transport future, and it ensures regulatory stability and a level regulatory playing field for the entire industry.” Steven Croley, Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel

“Ford is proud to have been the only full-line US automaker to side with more aggressive emissions standards in 2019 and we are the only ones doing so today. By participating in this action, we are joining a diverse coalition of states and communities already feeling the effects of climate change to advocate for the health, economic and mobility benefits that electric vehicles can provide.” Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering Officer

SOURCE: Ford

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