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E&C Leaders Comment on EPA's Proposed Emissions Standards


Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed emissions targets for model years 2022-2025.

"This action is completely unnecessary and will have grave consequences on jobs and manufacturing. Under EPA's own regulations this determination is not required for another year and a half, but with the clock ticking on the administration, the regulatory frenzy is underway. Federal regulations should not stand in the way of the car-buying public having their choice of vehicles at prices they can afford," said Upton, Burgess, and Olson.

The leaders continued, "The mid-term review was previously established to allow government to move forward with the most up to date information available. Instead, these complicated and onerous standards were rushed through at the 11th hour without taking into consideration their complexity, impact on consumer's pocketbooks, the impact on the auto industry and jobs, innovation, and changes occurring in the marketplace, including the cost of new safety technologies. Motor vehicles are becoming increasingly more efficient and will continue to do so. For the sake of car makers and buyers, and commonsense, we will continue our oversight of these proposed standards moving forward."