MEMA Sends Strong Message on Behalf of Members on Emission Standards During Testimony to EPA
On Wednesday, September 6, MEMA testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C. regarding its request for comments on the “Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Model Year (MY) 2022 – 2025 Light-Duty Vehicles and MY2021 GHG Emissions Standards.” In its testimony, delivered by MEMA Senior Director of Environmental Policy Laurie Holmes, MEMA supported the One National Program, as it provides regulatory certainty and stability to motor vehicle parts suppliers. MEMA urged EPA to remain on course for the current MY2021 standards and emphasized that a shift to the standard would significantly increase uncertainty for the motor vehicle suppliers. MEMA also supports continued forward progress with the GHG emissions targets for MYs 2022 – 2025. Any major changes to the stringency of these standard would put U.S. suppliers at a disadvantage. MEMA plans on submitting further comments to EPA in October. Click here to read the full testimony.