Trump administration plans to lower vehicle emissions standards

Trump administration plans to lower vehicle emissions standards

The Obama-era standard mandated that automobiles sold by auto companies have to reach 50 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. The EPA estimates that the new rules would result in a 0.003 degree Celsius difference in the global climate by the year 2100, compared with the Obama-era mandate. But now, the state's emissions standards are in jeopardy.

The Trump administration wants more gas guzzlers.

Automakers have said they want improved efficiency but also want standards that account for the massive shift from cars to trucks and SUVs.

"We are going to fight like hell to make sure what was proposed does not get enacted", said the panel's ranking member, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware.

"If the standards threatened auto jobs, then common-sense changes could have and should have been made".

Today the Trump administration unveiled its proposal to roll back the federal emissions standards set under President Barack Obama.

California has had the authority under the half-century-old Clean Air Act to set its own mileage standards to combat its chronic smog problem.

A coalition of 17 states sued the EPA in May after it first announced plans to lower the fuel standards.

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The Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency have released a proposal that would effectively lock in model-year-2020 mpg standards through 2026.

The prospect of an extended legal fight has discomfited automakers, who had asked the administration to relax the Obama-era rules but don't want to see the USA market split in two, with different models of cars required in blue and red states. On Thursday, the White House also seemed to be stepping back a bit from the proposal.

While the administration supports freezing the mileage standards after 2020, it will seek public comment now on that proposal and a range of others, including leaving the tighter, Obama administration fuel standards in place. A final rule is expected this winter.

"We'll use every tool available to block the Trump administration's U-turn on fuel efficiency", the Massachusetts Democrat said, adding later, "We won't stop until this misguided change is put in the rearview mirror". The 54 mile per gallon rule might sound high, but when automakers factor in government credits and other loop holes, experts said that the average will be closer to 36 miles per gallon. But consumer complaints and quality issues led to reluctance on the part of manufacturers to accept the technology. The administration also says that its preferred plan for fuel economy will reduce society-wide spending by $502 billion for vehicles built between 1975 and 2029.

The newly proposed CAFE standards are thus good news to consumers, according to astatement from Myron Ebell, the director of CEI's Center for Energy and Environment. "It means that the federal government will have slightly less control over the kinds of cars and trucks people can buy".

Chet France, an EPA senior executive until his retirement in 2012, called the administration's contention that the mileage freeze would cause only a tiny increase in climate-changing exhaust emissions "bogus". That will be the strategy for the fuel efficiency freeze.

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the proposal would make cars more affordable and save lives.

The Trump's administration's fatality estimate isn't novel to observers of the auto industry. Under the Obama rule, by 2025 the average vehicle would go through roughly 401 gallons of gasoline in order to drive a typical distance of 15,000 miles in one year.

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