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House Republicans’ Vote to Roll Back Pollution Standards is an Attack on D.C. Residents 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee voted to advance a bill to stop Washington, D.C. from adopting California’s tailpipe pollution standards in order to regulate harmful air pollution. 

On Wednesday, Public Citizen joined over 20 other organizations in a letter to the committee opposing the bill.

Chelsea Hodgkins, a senior EV policy advocate with Public Citizen, issued the following statement in response to today’s vote:

“Today’s vote to roll back D.C.’s strong vehicle pollution standards is an attack on the health and welfare of D.C. residents, the District’s autonomy to create policies to protect its residents, and our climate. Republicans in Congress will stop at nothing, not even poisoning the air we breathe – even the air they breathe – to serve Big Oil. 

We will keep fighting this bill as it moves to the House floor and we thank the representatives who voted against it.”