August 23rd, 2022
AG Nessel has joined 17 other attorney generals in a coalition to file a motion to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) to adopt stricter fuel economy standards. The coalition reasoned that states have a responsibility to protect residents and state resources. AG Nessel explained her support of this motion: “This will reduce harmful emissions, save consumers money, and help protect the health of our communities.”
What do these stricter fuel economy standards mean for Michigan? These standards estimate that they will save consumers over $98 billion on gas via the estimated 60 billion gallons of gasoline these fuel efficient cars will save. In turn, this will reduce the amount of harmful air pollution from tailpipe emissions and fuel refinery operations. This is an overall win for public health, but especially for low-income and communities of color where fuel refineries are typically located.