03 Apr '18, 12pm

EPA Rolls Back Fuel Efficiency Standards

In what comes as a surprise to absolutely no one following the current administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday issued a redetermination of the appropriateness of the EPA's vehicle regulations through 2025 and found that they should be made less stringent. In doing so, he is overturning thousands of pages of hard evidence , and the consequences will be limiting consumer choice, increasing emissions and undercutting the economy. This Decision Is Not Based on Evidence Last year, I pointed out the strong body of evidence supporting the previous administration's determination that the standards are appropriate. The justification for today's action is considerably slimmer. Rather than pointing to the fact that these standards are cost-effective for consumers, that we have the technology to meet and exceed these standards b...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-fuel-efficiency-standards-pr...

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