Fuel economy standards have created thousands of jobs, report says
A new report from a group of environmental organizations and labor unions says that nine states in the South and Midwest, plus California, each count 10,000 or more manufacturing and engineering jobs building fuel-efficient technologies. Half of U.S. states count such jobs in the thousands.
Nearly 290,000 workers are employed building fuel-efficient technology at more than 1,200 factories and engineering facilities in 48 states, says the report, Supplying Ingenuity II: US Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies. The study, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the BlueGreen Alliance, is clearly aimed at Trumpês often-expressed concern with increasing the number of good American jobs.
The administration has delayed the revised fuel economy standards issued by the Obama administration just before Trump took office. The revised standards are strongly opposed by NADA and auto manufacturers.Download Bulletin PDF