Dearborn, MI – Ford filed a motion to intervene on the side of the EPA against a challenge to California’s ability to protect public health and combat climate change by setting vehicle emissions standards. Ford has consistently supported stricter greenhouse gas standards even when EPA did not, and this suit continues Ford’s leadership as the only U.S. automaker to stand with California in support of stricter vehicle emissions standards in 2019.
Ford executives Steven Croley, Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel, and Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering Officer, released the following statements regarding the significance of Ford’s environmental action:
“Ford is combatting climate change. We support the EPA’s recent Waiver Decision to allow California and other states to protect people’s health and combat climate change by establishing and enforcing air pollution standards and zero emission vehicle requirements. This is the right thing to do for people and the planet – but it also is critical to the automotive industry’s future success. It moves us closer to a zero-emissions transportation future, and it creates regulatory stability and a level regulatory playing field for the entire industry.” – Steven Croley, Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel
“Ford is proud to have been the only full-line American automaker to take the side of more aggressive emissions standards in 2019 and we’re the only one to do so today. By joining this action, we are joining a diverse coalition of States and communities already feeling the impacts of climate change to advocate for the health, economic and mobility benefits electric vehicles can provide.” – Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering Officer