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Mayor Rothschild speak on environmental rollbacks

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 22:17:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Leaders for the City of Tucson and Pima County are taking a stand against proposed environmental rollbacks.

Last Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency submitted a proposal that would negate Obama era climate change rules.

Those rules would have forced car manufacturers to produce cars with an average fuel efficiency of 50 miles per gallon by 2025.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Pima County Board of Supervisors Richard Elias public health professionals Tuesday to oppose the rollbacks.

Jonathan Rothschild Mayor of Tucson says "Bringing back pollution is not the way the world is going. It's not the way the industry is going. If this rollback goes forward we will see foreign manufacturers continue to innovate and meet the demands of the future while our auto manufacturers will fall behind."

The state of California has vowed to fight the rollback in court.