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ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed rules to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and light- and medium-duty cars and SUVs:

“Addressing the climate crisis will require a swift reduction in transportation pollution and the EPA’s proposed auto emissions standards are a strong step in the right direction,” said Bentley Johnson, Federal Government Affairs Director for Michigan LCV. “The EPA must now strengthen the proposed rules to reduce harmful fossil fuel emissions, something that we know is critical for the health of frontline communities disproportionately impacted by pollution sources like heavy-duty diesel trucks in neighborhoods along shipping routes. These stronger rules – combined with federal clean energy investments – will help Michigan’s automakers go further and faster toward a zero emissions future while growing jobs and opportunity in the transportation sector.”