ADVISORY: National Justice, Faith, Environment, and Science Advocates Plan To Draw “Green Line” on Administration’s Soon to Be Released Clean Car Standards Update


Josh Berman,, (206) 650-2349
Justin Krakoff,, (202) 827-9674

Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz, Hip Hop Caucus President Lennox Yearwood, Interfaith Power and Light’s Rev. Susan Hendershot, Union of Concerned Scientists’ Johanna Chao Kreilick Holding News Conference To Lay Out What’s Needed from SAFE 2 Announcement 

Washington, D.C. -- As the Biden Administration prepares to release its highly anticipated update of federal clean car standards, national justice, faith, and science advocates want the Administration to understand how important it is to provide the strongest possible federal vehicle pollution and fuel economy standards. They say the strongest clean car standards are necessary to protect people from vehicle pollution, spur technological innovation, and protect the climate. Strong standards are particularly important for BIPOC and low-wealth communities that are disproportionately at risk from vehicle pollution and climate change.  

Ramón Cruz, Sierra Club President, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., Union of Concerned Scientists President Johanna Chao Kreilick, and Interfaith Power & Light President Rev. Susan Hendershot will hold a news conference Tuesday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET to call on the Administration to announce the strongest possible new clean car standards.


Press call with key justice, science and faith advocates to provide comment on importance of clean car standards in advance of EPA/NHTSA announcement on SAFE 2 rule update. 


  • Ramón Cruz, Sierra Club President
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President, Hip Hop Caucus
  • Johanna Chao Kreilick, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Rev. Susan Hendershot, President, Interfaith Power & Light


Tuesday, June 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. ET 


To receive news conference call information, reporters should please RSVP to Josh Berman,, (206) 650-2349 and/or Justin Krakoff,, (202) 827-9674.

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