Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Groups Urge House Appropriators to Reject Effort to Block Important Smog Cleanup Standards

Below is a sample of the letters sent to House appropriators.  As reported from the subcommittee, the spending bill would prevent EPA from moving ahead with this important smog-fighting plan.

July 31, 2013

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
United States House of Representatives
118 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz:

The undersigned organizations are writing to strongly urge you to oppose and work to remove any
language in the Interior appropriations bill that would impede finalization and implementation of the
Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards.

As a diverse group of industry, companies, investors, environmental, consumer, labor, faith, recreation and science-based organizations representing millions of Americans, we support these cleaner gasoline and vehicles standards because they will reduce air pollution, save lives, and create thousands of new jobs in an ailing economy. For all these reasons, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have individually weighed in with the EPA in support of finalizing the Tier 3 standards by the end of this year.

Please work to ensure that this important program can be finalized without delay.


Advanced Engine Systems Institute
Airtek, Inc.
Appalachian Mountain Club
Aristo, Inc.
BASF Corporation
BlueGreen Alliance
Bosal International North America
Car Sound Exhaust Systems. Inc.
Clean Air Watch
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish
Life (COEJL)
Consumers Union, Policy and Action
from Consumer Reports
Corning Incorporated
DCL International Inc.
Emissions Control Technology Association
Environmental Defense Action Fund
ESW Group
Evangelical Environmental Network
Heraeus Precious Metals
Huss Inc.
International Union, United Automobile,
Aerospace and Agricultural Implement
Workers of America (UAW)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)
Johnson Matthey, Inc.
Manufacturers of Emission Controls
Association (MECA)
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nett Technologies Inc.
NGK Automotive Ceramics USA, Inc.
Sierra Club
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Stoneridge, Inc.
Tenneco, Inc.
Umicore Autocat USA, Inc.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Union for Reform Judaism
United Steelworkers (USW)
Unifrax I LLC

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