Our current clean car standards have gone a long way to improve our air quality. But pollution and ozone levels are still an issue, contributing to climate change, asthma symptoms and overall asthma rates. Studies are showing more and more how bad air pollution affects our health. More improvements are needed.
But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) want to roll back these clean car standards through The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. This would threaten the quality of our air and our climate. It would be a step backward in the fight to improve asthma rates.
The NHTSA and the EPA are currently asking for comments from the public on this issue. We ask you to join us in letting them know why keeping these clean car standards is important for people with asthma.
How Can I Send My Comments to the NHTSA and EPA?
The NHTSA and EPA are asking for comments through Oct. 23, 2018. Here’s how you can submit your comment:
- Visit the docket page for The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks on regulations.gov.
- Click the Comment Now! button.
- Enter your comment. Be specific. If you have pictures or documents to support your comment, use the Upload file(s) button to add them. When you are done, click Continue.
- Once you’ve previewed your comment, check "I read and understand the statement above." and click Submit Comment.
- To have your comment sent to your email, enter your email address and click Email Receipt.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) also signed onto this letter along with nine other health and medical groups regarding concerns about this rule.
Thank you for helping us advocate on behalf of everyone with asthma and allergies. We can work together to make our voices heard to protect our air and our climate.