Beyond Carbon Statement on Trump Administration’s Revocation of California’s Authority to Set Emissions Standards

By Beyond Carbon Spokesperson
September 18, 2019

Today, a spokesperson from the Beyond Carbon campaign — the largest-ever coordinated campaign to fight climate change in the United States — issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind California’s right to set its own fuel emissions standards:

“The Trump administration’s decision to revoke a state’s right to regulate fuel emissions — a right that has been in place for nearly five decades — is not only grossly hypocritical, but also reveals the underlying truth that this White House will stop at nothing to halt policies that protect Americans’ health and our planet’s future.

“California has long been a leader in pushing climate progress forward, and this decision won’t change that. The Beyond Carbon campaign and advocates across the country will continue to support efforts to ensure clean, safe air and water for Americans, no matter what the White House throws our way.”


About Beyond Carbon:
Beyond Carbon is the largest coordinated effort to tackle the climate crisis ever undertaken in the United States. Designed to accelerate climate action in U.S. states, cities, and organizations using proven advocacy, legal, and electoral strategies, Beyond Carbon is working to move the U.S. fully off of fossil fuels and drive progress in the clean energy transition by eliminating coal, slowing the rush to gas, and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy across the country. By advocating for the passage of clean energy policies, electing climate-forward representatives at the state and local levels, and providing critical support to the grassroots climate movement, Beyond Carbon is ensuring the United States continues to make progress on the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. For more information, visit