To: Ford Motor Company
Tell Ford to stand by the Clean Car Standards
We call on Ford Motor Company to stop lobbying to undermine our Clean Car Standards and instead to work to engineer and build the clean, efficient cars we need. Cleaner cars will reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming and help children suffering from asthma.
Why is this important?
In 2011, Ford Motor Company was part of a historic breakthrough in cooperation on climate solutions when the company supported the Clean Car Standards, which would raise fuel efficiency standards to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. This represents a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to reductions in air pollution. With 24 million Americans—including more than six million children—suffering from asthma, these standards safeguard the health of vulnerable communities.
Under the current Administration, Ford began lobbying for a review of the standards, asking for “additional flexibility” in meeting the standards. It is unconscionable for the company to renege on their commitment to cleaner cars now, after the American taxpayers loaned Ford billions of dollars to invest in advanced vehicle manufacturing in 2009.
As people of faith, committed to environmental and climate justice, we call on Ford Motor Company to stand by the Clean Car Standards.