Source: USA Today
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, penned a letter briefing Americans on the agency’s decision to protect U.S. automakers against strict environmental laws.
In his letter, Pruitt defended automakers as a major “driving force in [the] American economy,” and approximately making up 3 percent of GDP.
The strict standards that were created by the Obama administration would cost automakers nearly $200 billon to achieve, he said, which would affect Americans by moving thousands of jobs “out of the country” and “into Mexico.” In order to meet those standards, American consumers would also have to pay more and workers would earn less, he argued.
Approximately 3.5 million Americans are employed by automakers, he added.
The EPA will, for that reason, review the current standards in place to “ensure that the national program is good for consumers and good for the environment.”
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