Environmental Protection Network Applauds the EPA Final Rule to Reduce Pollution from Cars and SUVs

March 20, 2024

Steven Fantes, Public Affairs Manager
617-817-1297 and steven.fantes@environmentalprotectionnetwork.org

Environmental Protection Network Applauds the EPA Final Rule to Reduce Pollution from Cars and SUVs

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final regulations for light-duty/medium-duty vehicles, which will significantly reduce pollution from new cars and SUVs. The Environmental Protection Network (EPN) has advocated for strong technology-forcing rules to move the on-road vehicle markets toward a fast and unprecedented transition to electric vehicles. 

Jeff Alson, Environmental Protection Network volunteer and former Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, released the following statement:

These new car and SUV pollution standards are truly a historic environmental achievement. The requirement that automakers reduce greenhouse gas emissions two to three times faster than under previous EPA rules, in concert with the electric vehicle and battery tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, represents the most important and visionary climate program in U.S. history by far. Automakers now have both the carrots and sticks to develop the next generation of electric vehicles, which will not only protect the planet and save lives but will also protect their international competitiveness and save good-paying jobs.”

Jeff Alson is available for media interviews regarding the final rule announcement and its impacts on human health and the environment.


Founded in 2017, the Environmental Protection Network harnesses the expertise of more than 650 former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former scientists and regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.