Peters Statement on Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Standards Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Trump administration’s announcement on fuel economy standards:

“We need one strong, national fuel economy standard based on solid science and data to continue driving our economic competitiveness, protect our environment and public health, and help address climate change. The Administration’s preferred option moves us in the wrong direction – crippling incentives for automotive innovation, creating uncertainty in the market and saddling consumers with higher fuel costs. In Michigan, we have the best engineers and autoworkers in the world, and I know that they can compete with anyone when it comes to emissions reduction and fuel economy.”