“It’s great that President Biden will make it a top priority to issue new clean cars standards. His challenge will be making them as stringent as they will need to be to prevent severe climate change and its devastating consequences,” said Dan Becker, Safe Climate Transport Campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
The first step Biden should take, he said, is to “restore California’s Clean Air Act authority to protect its own people with tough clean air rules.”
In a Tuesday letter to Biden, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the new president to let California continue setting its own car pollution standards.