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Shoshana Lew, executive director of CDOT, outside of the agency's headquarters on May 20. Streetsblog file photo by Andy Bosselman

CDOT Head Tells Congress: Get Ready for Fight if Trump Rolls Back Auto Standards 

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Shoshana Lew, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, went to Washington recently to warn that Colorado will join other states in a lawsuit if the Trump administration wipes out the ability of states to require more efficient gas-powered cars and a wider range of electric vehicles for sale in the state. 
Downtown Denver viewed through the haze of Colorado's "brown cloud" on March 6. Photo: Andy Bosselman

Trump Rule Would Allow Colorado Car Dealers to Sell Vehicles That Pollute More

The Trump administration could kill state regulations that limit vehicle emissions and promote the sales of electric vehicles. The new EPA rule, expected this summer, could lead to more pollution in Colorado and push the state further out of compliance with federal air quality standards. If that happens, federal officials could cut off funding for highway and public transportation projects in the state.