Bennet Statement on Colorado Adoption of Low Emission Vehicle Standards

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to Governor Hickenlooper’s announcement that Colorado will adopt low emission vehicle standards:

“Federal fuel economy emission standards are on track to save American families money at the pump, create jobs, and boost manufacturing—the Trump administration should not block this progress. I applaud Colorado for beginning the process of joining California and other states in implementing low emission vehicle standards. This is the right decision for families that will save on gas money and businesses that count on America’s competitive edge.”

In April, Bennet introduced legislation to block the Trump administration from rolling back the historic 54.5 fuel economy emission standards. In remarks at a press conference and in a letter to state governors, Bennet expressed support for states that have adopted strong fuel economy standards and pledged to oppose administration efforts to undermine those standards. Bennet also wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting explanations for revising the fuel economy emission standards.