Bipartisan Utah Elected Officials, Community Leaders to Speak Out Against Proposed Rollback of America’s Clean Car Standards
(Salt Lake City, UT) — On Wednesday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. MT, State Reps. Stephen Handy (R-16) and Suzanne Harrison (D-32) will join community leaders for a press conference to oppose the proposed rollback of America’s clean car standards by U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Reps. Handy and Harrison serve as co-chairs of the Clean Air Caucus in the Utah House of Representatives.
America’s federal clean car standards were finalized in August 2012 and have been highly successful in protecting the health of families throughout Utah, while saving drivers money at the pump, spurring innovation, and creating jobs. If these standards remain in place, Utah can expect to add almost 5,000 new jobs by 2030.
Speakers will call on the Trump administration to stop its attacks on the longstanding authority of states, established under the Clean Air Act, to adopt stronger tailpipe pollution standards than those set by the federal government. They will also urge U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and U.S. Representative Ben McAdams (D-UT-04) to continue to support policies that help save Utahans at the pump and improve public health in the state.
- Rep. Stephen Handy R-16, Co-Chair, Clean Air Caucus
- Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-32, Co-Chair, Clean Air Caucus
- Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Ecology, Brigham Young University
- Tammie Bostick, Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities Coalition
Wednesday, August 28
10:00 a.m. MT
Utah State Capitol Building – The Rotunda
350 N State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Press should be on-site between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. Speakers will be available for questions following the press conference.