Call to Action: April 4, 2018



Trump launched another bizarre attack on the environment Monday when the Administration announced it would abandon 2025 fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.

The action kills America’s most aggressive effort to cut greenhouse gases. The targets would have saved 6 billion tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere

With lower gas mileage, car owners will spend an additional $1.7 trillion at the pump.

Even carmakers had mixed reactions to the announcement: 
• They were on track to reach 50 mpg by 2025
Ford and Honda didn’t want a rollback
• US automakers will fall to their international competitors who are meeting efficiency goals
• It plunges the auto industry into legal limbo as California and other states, representing a third of the US market, fight to maintain the standards

This isn’t Trump’s only senseless assault on the environment. In January, the Administration announced it was opening almost all coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. Less than 1% of the drilling permits went at auction last month. Who will step up to stop Trump’s reckless profit grubbing moves?

Where’s Complicit Greg Walden!?!

We need Congress to do its job!

Unfortunately, the GOP plans little action this year to allow vulnerable members more time to campaign. So, Democrats need to step up . . .

Fight these environmental assaults!

**ACTION 1: Call Complicit Greg Walden and our Senators**

“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my strong disapproval of Trump’s repeal of the fuel efficiency standards. Carmakers don’t want it, nor do consumers who will pay billions more at the pump. It’s a massive attack on efforts to slow global warming; public health will suffer. I ask that Senator ______/Mr. Walden lead the effort to maintain these vital standards. Thank you.”

**ACTION 2: Send this action to Friends and Family**

Share this post with friends and family, especially in red states. Help them call their Members of Congress and tell them that Trump’s repeal of the fuel efficiency standards is a senseless attack on the environment. Carmakers don’t want it, nor do consumers who will pay billions more at the pump. And it’s a massive attack on global warming with serious implications for public health.

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Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
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Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691