Skip to comments.New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort
Posted on 03/30/2020 12:55:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States single-biggest efforts against climate change.
The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026, watering down a tough Obama mileage standard that would have encouraged automakers globally to ramp up production of electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles.
Trumps Cabinet heads have continued a push to rollback public health and environment regulations despite the coronavirus outbreak riveting the worlds attention. The administration - like others before it - is facing procedural rules that will make changes adopted before the last six months of Trumps current term tougher to throw out, even if the White House changes occupants.
The Trump administration says the looser mileage standards will allow consumers to keep buying the less fuel-efficient SUVs that U.S. drivers have favored for years. Opponents say it will undercut the Obama administrations legacy effort to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions, and will kill hundreds more Americans a year through dirtier air, compared to the Obama standards.
The Obama administration mandated 5% annual increases in fuel economy. Leaked versions of the Trump administrations latest proposal show a 1.5% annual increase, backing off from its initial proposal simply to stop mandating increases in fuel efficiency after 2020.
The transportation sector is the nations largest source of climate-changing emissions.
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I love it when a plan comes together.
Mass transit looks much better. /S
How could you? How dare you?
Enviro wanker heads a poppin’ in 3,...2,...
With so much else going on in the world it’s interesting that the AP finds headline space for THIS.
Sorry, AP, but I like my presidents to be intelligent, capable leaders, and real men or real ladies.
Dorkbama the Muslim eunuch quota baby (your hero) was none of those. And none exist in your universe of liberal candidates.
Hey Ellen, Tom. I heard breathing in and out of a paper bag helps with what ails you.
Gutting and 0bummer, that sounds appropriate and justified
“...raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions...” Like the ceilings at pedo joe’s house? Trust me. The enviro wanker cabal would like the alternative to some warming a ‘hole’ lot less. Let ‘em trying growing some crops in Antarctica. The dumbassery at ‘ap’ continues unabated.
New Trump mileage standards to club Obama climate effort like a small, defenseless baby seal.
New Trump mileage standards to set German Shepherds on Obama Climate Effort like Democrat Sheriff Bull Connor did.
Winning. Mr ‘57 Bel Air was too hold for Cash for Clunkers, anyway. 327 Fuelie.
I don’t want to drive a little red wagon with a hood. I want a car with oo.
Just eliminate it all together. CAFE standards are unconstitutional, anyway. I know “interstate commerce” has been expanded to the point where it now covers almost everything....but that needs to be reigned in as well.
Only one carb??
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