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Democratic legislators urge EPA to issue strong vehicle emissions standards

On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined U.S. Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue new rules for vehicle emission standards.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the lawmakers asked that the agency quickly release new proposed emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles from model year 2007 and later. The rules are essential for the country to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the group said, as well as to protect communities.

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