Tell Trump’s DOJ: Back Off Clean Cars!

Donald Trump is punishing California for passing state laws protecting the environment -- yes, really. Not satisfied with rolling back federal auto emission regulations, he’s now directing federal agencies to sue California over the state’s regulation of the auto industry -- and the Department of Justice to investigate automakers talking to California for unspecified antitrust violations.

It’s a blatant threat to force car manufacturers into making dirtier cars emitting more smog and more pollution. It’s a bullying tactic in which the Justice Department has become a perversion of itself, acting as a political arm of Trump’s reelection campaign. And it’s just plain wrong.

Federal agencies are supposed to enforce the law fairly and without personal vendettas or motivations driven by political ideology. It sorta goes without saying, but the Justice Department is supposed to seek justice. Under Trump, the Justice Department has become a caricature of itself. The only significant antitrust claims the Justice Department has brought since 2017 are against Trump’s political enemies. Now the DOJ is threatening antitrust actions against four carmakers who are dealing with California rather than the despot in the White House.

Urge the Justice Department to back off! 

PETITION TEXT: 

TO: The U.S. Department of Justice 

Back off of California’s clean car laws and the auto companies trying to make our air cleaner!  Drop your threat to investigate Ford, BMW, Honda, and Volkswagen for antitrust violations!

 

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Miranda Lukatch
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Mary Steele
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  • Miranda Lukatch
    signed 2019-09-15 11:30:28 -0700
  • Carrie Watson
    signed 2019-09-15 11:06:31 -0700
  • Kimberly Emery
    signed 2019-09-15 10:32:20 -0700
    Kimberly Emery
  • Patricia Dobson
    signed 2019-09-15 09:32:36 -0700
    Patricia M Dobson
  • Leah Helmer
    signed 2019-09-15 09:09:00 -0700
    Leah E Helmer
  • cheryl Auger
    signed via 2019-09-15 08:56:30 -0700
    Our air quality has improved tremendously since the implementation of the clean air act. don’t roll back standards or regulations that will negatively impact our air quality.
  • Mary Steele
    signed 2019-09-15 08:38:33 -0700
  • Deborah Costas
    signed 2019-09-15 08:36:01 -0700
  • DorisMarie Thrasher
    signed 2019-09-15 08:14:35 -0700
    DorisMarie Thrasher
  • Mary Appel
    signed 2019-09-15 07:58:49 -0700
    This is ridiculous ! The climate crisis is real, and you want to make it worse!
  • Rachel Hess
    signed 2019-09-15 07:03:47 -0700
  • Benjamin Uzdilla
    signed 2019-09-15 04:59:49 -0700
    BENJAMIN C UZDILLA
  • Travis Tran
    signed 2019-09-15 03:48:26 -0700
  • Beverly Hillstrom Hillstrom
    signed 2019-09-14 23:27:54 -0700
  • Jackie Stewart
    signed 2019-09-14 20:10:41 -0700
  • Madolyn Rogers
    signed 2019-09-14 19:08:53 -0700
  • Linda Howie
    signed 2019-09-14 18:39:30 -0700
    As a person living with asthma this is an assault on my health. Way to go GOP
  • Judith
    signed 2019-09-14 18:04:47 -0700
  • Larry
    signed 2019-09-14 17:49:39 -0700
  • Sylvia Ollinger
    signed 2019-09-14 17:25:09 -0700
    We have lung disease in our family and don’t need dirtier air so that our President can get his vengeance against California!!
  • Edward Neville
    signed 2019-09-14 17:11:55 -0700
  • Don Hammond
    signed 2019-09-14 15:45:09 -0700
  • Daniel Penzer
    signed 2019-09-14 15:42:55 -0700
  • Ellen Elly
    signed 2019-09-14 15:07:40 -0700
  • Elizabeth Edinger Edinger
    signed 2019-09-14 14:55:12 -0700
  • Jessica Blasingame Blasingame
    signed 2019-09-14 14:47:31 -0700
  • Jeffrey Schimpff Schimpff
    signed 2019-09-14 13:36:56 -0700
    Attacking energy conservation and children’s health is a pathetic affront to American values.
  • susan Schrenzel
    signed 2019-09-14 13:31:19 -0700
    Save the environment…more important than saving T’s face!!!!!!
  • Mary Zack
    signed 2019-09-14 13:22:37 -0700
  • Tina Doolen
    signed 2019-09-14 12:07:45 -0700