Letter: 'Tailpipe of the nation' needs less pollution

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Maine is the tailpipe of the nation. Pollution from around the country moves overnight to Maine, where we breathe it in. Mainers deserve to have clean air. The best way to ensure clean healthy air is through the Clean Car Standards.

Sunday, Oct. 16, marked the fifth anniversary of the Clean Car Standards, making car fuel efficiency more efficient and making cars emit less pollution. These standards have saved Maine $190 million. They have improved air quality, resulting in fewer asthma attacks in children, fewer respiratory problems and overall healthier kids.

The Trump administration is planning to roll back the Clean Car Standards. We need these standards to ensure a safe, healthy environment for Mainers. We celebrate these successful standards and call on the administration to make sure we’ll be celebrating less pollution and cleaner cars for years to come.

Jacqueline Guyol
Environment Maine