State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is urging the US Environmental Protection Agency to stop its proposed roll back of federal emissions standards for cars and light trucks.
DiNapoli joined eight other comptrollers and state treasurers in penning a letter to the EPA and the US Department of Transportation. The authors contend that reversing course will negatively affect the national economy by costing drivers more money and hurting our place in global manufacturing.
"Rolling back smart emissions stnadards will injure Americans' health and safety. Willfully sending more carbon into the atmosphere is economically backwards, hurting drivers' wallets and jeopardizing the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry when global manufacturers are reducing auto emissions," the letter states.
The group is calling on the Trump administration to withdraw the proposal and uphold current standards.