WWF Statement on the New EPA Emission Standards for Cars and Trucks

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released new pollution standards for cars and trucks. These new standards are expected to reduce emissions by approximately 30% compared to 2021 levels, or about 7.3 billion metric tons of climate pollution, which is crucial to mitigating climate change and align with our national goal of cutting emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Marcene Mitchell, senior vice president of climate change:

"This new rule is the strongest-ever emissions standard of its kind, surpassing previous regulations and significantly reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Tackling tailpipe emissions, which pose the biggest source of climate pollution in the US, is critical to combating global warming. The auto industry has the technology to make cleaner vehicles, and like all of us, they must do their part to help us reach our climate goals.

These standards will lead to improved public health with cleaner air that supports healthier communities and a better quality of life for all. WWF looks forward to continuing to work with the EPA and other partners to further advance policies to promote a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.”