Mitch Bainwol, President & CEO, Auto Alliance issued this statement today in response to the confirmation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:
“We congratulate Administrator Pruitt on his confirmation and look forward to working with him and his team to get the Midterm Review back on track.
“The Administrator has a keen understanding of how compliance with the government fuel economy/greenhouse gas program depends on what consumers buy, not what automakers produce. That’s why standards must also reflect market realities.
“We remain convinced the best way to advance our shared goals for the environment, safety, consumer affordability and manufacturing jobs is to reinstate the data-driven review — under the originally promised schedule.”