29 Oct '17, 1pm

How is it not obvious that these 800,000 barrels oil/day are cheaper & cleaner - BETTER - than Arctic oil? ACEEE

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first of possibly several steps that could set back fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks, increase air pollution, and create market uncertainty for the trucking industry. At issue is the second phase of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for heavy-duty trucks, adopted in 2016. These standards are estimated to save 800,000 barrels of oil per day by 2040, thereby reducing fleet operating costs and hence the cost of goods. Within the past week, the Office of Management and Budget received an EPA proposed rule to repeal emissions requirements for “glider vehicles”. A glider vehicle is a tractor chassis with frame, axle, cab, and brakes that becomes a highway truck when engine and transmission salvaged from earlier model years are installed. Repealing the glider provisions would allow trucking companies — contrary to Phas...

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