Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of states in opposing President
Trump’s action directing federal agencies to reconsider vehicle emission
Trump’s action represents a dramatic wrong turn in our nation’s efforts to
fight air pollution from passenger cars and trucks, and protect the health of
our children, seniors, and all communities,” the March 15 statement said.
to the statement, the weakening of standards would undercut efforts to combat
pollution from vehicle emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency has
conducted extensive studies on the issue and found that the current standards
are economically achievable by the auto industry, the attorneys general said. The statement claims that
lessening the standards would increase air pollution responsible for premature
death, asthma and other diseases.
vigorously oppose attempts by the Trump administration to weaken our vehicle
emission policies and put our public health at risk, and we won’t hesitate to
stand up for the right of our states to adopt stricter pollution standards that
provide critical protections to the health of our residents and our environmental
resources,” the statement said.
joined New York, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
State and the District of Columbia, as well as the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, in the statement.