What can we bring to this debate?
We were a leading force in winning national Clean Car standards, which are driving the auto industry to make some electric cars now. First, we persuaded 13 states across the country to adopt California’s Clean Car standards. Among those states were Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Then, we lobbied and mobilized support for the national standards adopted by the Obama administration in 2012. We’re currently defending those standards from the Trump administration’s efforts to roll them back.
We know how to win at the state and local levels, and how to transform local victories into a nationwide impact. A key to our success: a strong base of members and supporters throughout the states—and in communities with small, but growing numbers of electric vehicles.