Statement from America Is All In Co-Chair Gina McCarthy on the EPA’s New Car Pollution Standards

March 20, 2024
Cars in Traffic - Arizona, USA

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2024 – Gina McCarthy, Managing Co-Chair of America Is All In and former White House national climate advisor and EPA Administrator, released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) clean car rule, which will cumulatively reduce carbon emissions by approximately 7.2 billion metric tons – equivalent to four times the emissions from the entire transportation sector in 2021 – between 2027 and 2055.

Statement from Gina McCarthy, Managing Co-Chair of America Is All In and former White House national climate advisor:

“EPA has taken a big step to ratchet down pollution from fossil fuel vehicles and protect public health that will boost U.S. manufacturing, expand new battery production, and integrate more EVs into the market. The agency is sending a clear signal to the auto industry about the need to accelerate the clean-up of the largest carbon-emitting sector in our economy."

Transportation is the highest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the United States. Curbing emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles quickly while equitably transitioning to electric vehicles will be critical to achieving our climate goals, and will translate into cost-savings for people across the country. These standards in conjunction with the EV tax credits available as part of the Inflation Reduction Act will amp up EV production, lower consumer costs, and help families across the country take up reliable, affordable, clean EVs. 

Driving climate progress forward and improving health outcomes requires an all-of-society approach that includes federal policies that can meet the moment in ambition and scale. Research from the All In Pathway to 2030 report finds that an all-of-society climate strategy can help cut emissions by 52% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. 


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Siham Zniber
America Is All In
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