Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Rips Trump Administration for Unnecessary Revocation of California’s Authority to set its own Emissions Standards

Sep 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (Ill.-D) ripped the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. This revocation will impact 13 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted the stricter standards:

“This latest attack on our environment by the President and his administration is yet another example of why he is unfit to preside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When it comes to environmental policy, this administration is clueless at best and corrupt at worst, and this yet another foolish attempt to take our nation backwards, hurting consumers and the environment in the process.

“I also find it deeply troubling that weeks after the President's Department of Justice launched an antitrust investigation related to California's emissions standards, his EPA then stepped in to finish the job. This coordinated attack against common sense environmental policy will only serve to worsen air quality across the nation and further set us back in our fight against climate change. 

“Apparently, it is not enough that the President does not believe in the science behind climate change, but now he seeks to abuse his power to punish those of us that do. I very much look forward to this baseless action being challenged, and ultimately overturned, in court.”

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