Groups call on EPA to keep strict rules for vehicle pollution

Sustain Charlotte Executive Director, Shannon Binns, spoke in support of continued implementation of national vehicle emission standards.

By: David Boraks

Charlotte environmental activists and public officials on Tuesday called on the Trump administration to cancel its planned rollback of U.S. clean car standards. Those standards, adopted in 2012 under the Obama administration, have led automakers to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

Better fuel efficiency also has helped save North Carolinians $1.2 billion in fuel costs since the rules took effect, said Shannon Binns of Sustain Charlotte.

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