Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Trump's EPA Relaxes Obama Unrealistic CAFE Standards

President Trump's EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is reversing Obama's fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. The Obama-era rules required cars to get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which even Obama's EPA analysis said wasn't possible.
“The Obama EPA’s determination was wrong, politically charged, made assumptions that didn’t comport with reality and set the standards too high,” Pruitt said.
California even got permissions from Obama to issue its own, higher emissions standards. Conservatives urged Pruitt to repeal California’s waiver, arguing the state can use its influence over automakers to supplant federal standards.
“Cooperative federalism doesn’t mean that one state can dictate standards for the rest of the country. EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford – while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars. It’s in everyone’s best interest to have a national standard, and we look forward to working with all states, including California, as we work to finalize that standard,” said Pruitt.
Pruitt's EPA is also moving against President Barack Obama’s emissions pledge under the Paris accord, which he joined in 2016.

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