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  1. TOMORROW: Trump is meeting with automakers to discuss the future of clean car standards. We have a chance to influence this meeting — as a consumer, let the auto industry know that you want clean cars for our health and climate »

    URGENT: Trump to decide the fate of the clean car standards as early as tomorrow. We have a chance to stop him from slashing these critical rules. But we need your help.

    Send a message to the big automaker CEOs and tell them to stand up to Trump!

    SIGN NOW

    Lola — It’s hard to believe, but right now automakers could be our best line of defense against the Trump administration’s latest environmental attack.

    Last month, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt launched a major assault on families in America by rolling back fuel-efficiency standards. Now, Trump is set to make this rollback official and is meeting with the top auto CEOs TOMORROW to get their blessing.

    Here’s the catch: These CEOs will listen to their consumers. We know that Trump cares more about what industry leaders think than everyday people. So if we can pressure these CEOs enough to stand up to Trump and to stand WITH their customers, there’s a real chance that we can get Trump to back down.

    But that will only happen if you speak out NOW.

    URGENT: Strong support for clean car standards is our best option for saving this critical environmental policy — contact these auto CEOs now »

    Clean car standards are one of the last policies we have in place to combat climate change. But without these standards, we will take a giant step backward in the fight against climate change, and our communities — especially low-income and communities of color — will be subjected to even dirtier air.

    But automakers are currently on track to meet the the original goals laid out by President Obama. Already America’s clean car standards have saved drivers more than $50 billion and counting. And with cleaner cars comes cleaner air — helping the 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma. We can’t afford to stop this progress now.

    When Trump was inaugurated, many of these same automakers lobbied for the clean car standards to be rolled back. That’s why Trump thinks that he is doing them a favor with this latest environmental assault. But after massive public backlash, the automakers have changed their tune. That’s because even though our President doesn’t personally feel beholden to the people of this country, automakers know that they are.

    Big car companies rely on consumers and a positive image to stay in business, so we know that that our activism can work. Some automakers have started to distance themselves from the Trump administration, but they haven’t done enough — they need to tell Trump to stop this assault on our clean air completely. If we make enough noise now and demand that they stick up for clean cars, they’ll have no choice but to go even further. And if we can win them over, they might just be able to sway Trump.

    We know that Trump cares deeply about what industry leaders think. As their consumers, tell automakers to stand up to Trump and save the clean car standards before it’s too late »

    Lola, in the Trump era, we have to get creative with how we save our environmental protections. We can still make progress, but only if we rally together now. Will you join us?

    Thank you,

    Brooke Still
    Director of Digital Strategy
    League of Conservation Voters

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