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Lamont, Jepsen sound off on emissions rollback

August 6, 2018

Endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont teamed up with the state’s retiring attorney general, George Jepsen, to decry the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal greenhouse gas emissions standards.

“As Governor, I would work closely with the state’s Attorney General to bring a lawsuit against the Trump administration for weakening fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks,” Lamont said, adding that he would encourage the use of alternative fuels for private and public transportation.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced its proposal to repeal the California waiver, a caveat included in the Clean Air Act that permits California to set its own motor vehicle standards.

Other states, including Connecticut, have used the waiver to establish higher standards for vehicle emissions.

kkrasselt@hearstmediact.com; 203-842-2563; @kaitlynkrasselt

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