Virtual Press Conference: No Rollback of U.S. Clean Car Standards During COVID-19 Pandemic

Charleston City Officials and Public Health Advocates to Speak Out Against Rollback of U.S. Clean Car Standards During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Thursday July 16 at 10:30 a.m. State Delegate Mike Pushkin (D-37) will join Charleston City Councilmembers Chuck Overstreet (Ward 3) and Robert Sheets (Ward 8) alongside public health advocates for a Zoom Video Press Conference to speak out against the rollback of the clean car standards by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal clean car standards have been highly successful in protecting the health of families throughout West Virginia by reducing air pollution from the transportation sector. Speakers will emphasize how recent studies have demonstrated that increased air pollution makes COVID-19 more deadly, and that this rollback will increase pollution in West Virginia and across the country. If these standards remain in place, West Virginia can expect to add 2,300 new jobs by 2030, as well as continue to fight climate change and save drivers money at the pump.

WHO:

  • State Delegate Mike Pushkin (D-37)
  • Charleston City Council Member Chuck Overstreet (Ward 3)
  • Charleston City Council Member Robert Sheets (Ward 8)
  • Robin Blakeman, Project Coordinator for Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition & Steering Committee Member, West Virginia Interfaith Power & Light

WHEN:

Thursday, July 16

10:30 a.m. ET

WHERE:

This event will be held over a Zoom Video Conference. Attendees must pre-register for the video conference HERE. Attendees will receive an email with a link to the video conference once they register.

INTERVIEWS:

Press is encouraged to join the video conference at 10:25 a.m. Speakers will be available for questions following the video conference. Press will initially be muted when they join the video conference and will later be unmuted during the Q&A section to ask questions.