Applause for new, strong California ‘Clean Cars Standards’

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By a unanimous vote, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today adopted a strong suite of new Clean Cars Standards designed to drive the creation of advanced vehicle technology, cut air pollution and save consumer dollars. The California Clean Cars Campaign is pleased to issue the following statement in response to the vote:

“As members of the California Clean Cars Campaign, representing hundreds of businesses, consumer advocates, public health organizations, unions, faith groups, and dozens of California cities, counties, and mayors, we whole-heartedly applaud this action. The new standards will save consumers money, cut dangerous air pollution, and support the creation of new jobs and investment in the fast-growing clean energy economy.”

The Campaign is led by a diverse Advisory Committee and four Co-Chairs:

  • Wendy Greuel, Controller, City of Los Angeles,
  • Bruce Klafter, Managing Director-Worldwide Operations and Head-Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Applied Materials,
  • Ken McEldowney, Executive Director, Consumer Action, and
  • Jane Warner, President and CEO, American Lung Association in California.

Earlier this week, the Campaign voiced its strong support for the new standards in an ad in the Los Angeles Times (see ad here: Signatories of the ad include the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, unions representing electrical workers and teachers, business groups ranging from Small Business Majority to the California Ski Industry Association, and health groups including the California branches of the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

CARB projects that the standards will save drivers about $4,000 over the life of a next-generation clean car. According to the American Lung Association in California, the standards will prevent more than 400 premature deaths a year.

For a list of the Clean Cars Campaign Advisory Committee visit

For a complete list of supporters of the California Clean Cars Campaign visit

About the California Clean Cars Campaign

The California Clean Cars Campaign is comprised of public health leaders, consumer groups, businesses, local governments, elected officials, organized labor, faith groups, environmental organizations, and other diverse constituencies that support the strongest possible standards for California’s groundbreaking Clean Cars Program. Bringing the next generation of advanced, clean cars into the driveways of California families will help to reduce our dependence on oil, save consumers money, reduce air pollution, and support new jobs and investment in the state’s clean energy economy. Visit us at:

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