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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:45 PM

Trump Kills Obama's Clean Car Standards

Trump Kills Obama’s Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2020 (ENS) – The Republican administration of President Donald Trump has not let the deadly coronavirus crisis stop it from getting rid of Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards and replacing them with a less ambitious plan. The Trump plan is estimated to increase carbon emissions by 2.2 billion metric tonnes and cost Americans a total of US$300 billion.

In 2010 under President Barack Obama, the U.S. government established a National Clean Car Standards program to coordinate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles, including cars and small trucks. The program established standards that increase in stringency every year from Model Year 2012 through Model Year 2025.

The Trump administration fuel rule allows fuel economy and emission standards to increase by just 1.5 percent annually, rather than the five percent annual increases in the 2012 rule adopted under President Obama, a Democrat.

Under the new fuel rule, the standard will increase to just 40.4 miles per gallon by vehicle model year 2026, about six miles a gallon less than the standard required by the 2012 rule.

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http://ens-newswire.com/2020/04/03/trump-kills-obamas-clean-car-standards/

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:46 PM

1. Trump's Filthy Car Standards

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:52 PM

2. Trump has been a great champion of air quality

Cars are parked. Everybody is staying the fuck at home.

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