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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
EPA’s Scott Pruitt Begins Repeal Of Obama Climate Regs For Cars, Trucks
The following article
appeared in the Daily Caller on April 2nd
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday the Obama administration’s fuel
economy regulations were not appropriate and would be revised. Pruitt said EPA
and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would begin crafting new
greenhouse gas emission and mileage, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE),
standards for vehicles built in 2022 through 2025.
Trump w/ Scott Pruitt
“The Obama EPA’s determination was
wrong,” Pruitt said in a statement.
“Obama’s EPA cut the midterm
evaluation process short with politically charged expediency, made assumptions
about the standards that didn’t comport with reality and set the standards too
high,” Pruitt said.
EPA’s revising of CAFE regulations
also put the agency on a collision course with California. The Golden State got
permissions from the Obama administration to issue its own, higher emissions
Conservative groups urged Pruitt to
repeal California’s waiver, arguing the state can use its influence over
automakers to supplant federal standards. EPA is still examining California’s
waiver, but Pruitt seemed critical of continuing the policy as it stands.
“Cooperative federalism doesn’t mean
that one state can dictate standards for the rest of the country,” Pruitt said.
“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...a non-leftist heads the EPA
EPA’s is also moving
against President Barack Obama’s emissions pledge under the Paris accord,
which he joined in 2016. Obama committed the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas
emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.
The Obama-era rules required cars to
get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Officials estimated the rules would cut 540
million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and save consumers money.
However, automakers missed
fuel efficiency targets for model year 2016 cars and light trucks by about 9
grams per mile. Indeed, the Obama EPA’s own analysis found
cars may not meet the 2025 target, only getting between 50 and 52.6 miles per
gallon by then.