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Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage Standards

Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage Standards Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage Standards
Kristen Harrington | 03 August, 2018, 05:27

The proposal represents an abrupt reversal of the findings that the government reached under Obama, when regulators argued that requiring more fuel efficient vehicles would improve public health, combat climate change and save consumers money without compromising safety.

Another claimed benefit: More affordable cars.

Further, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has already said the state will fight back against the removal of its waiver.

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, called the proposed rule "a massive pileup of bad ideas" that would increase pollution and raise fuel costs for consumers. "We are prepared to go to court to put the brakes on this reckless and illegal plan".

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled their new proposal for fuel economy standards following the scrapping of the Obama-era plan which called for a corporate average fuel economy rating of 54.5 mpg (65.4 mpg United Kingdom / 4.3L / 100km) by 2025.

The proposal freezes fuel efficiency requirements for America's cars and trucks until 2026 - repealing one of Washington's most significant steps in recent years to curb greenhouse gas. The plunge in natural gas prices and other market forces have steadily lowered the climate impact of utilities, but transportation is proving more stubborn.

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Then later that week, Coats said he wished Trump had made a "different statement" standing next to Putin. Last Friday, the National Security Council, chaired by Trump, met to discuss the ongoing threats.

The public will have 60 days to comment on the plan before any action is taken.

Automakers had long bemoaned the Obama standards as too hard to meet, especially as more consumers choose larger trucks, crossovers and SUVs, which guzzle more gasoline. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said this week that he would like to "come up with a 50-state solution that does not necessitate pre-empting California".

Under a 2012 plan, carmakers were required to increase the efficiency of their new models each year, achieving about 50 miles per gallon by 2025.

Automakers view the new proposal as a starting point for negotiations with California, with hopes of keeping one fuel efficiency standard for the entire nation.

In the draft proposal published today by the EPA and the Transportation Department, the Trump administration says that the amendments are being made because current standards are "no longer appropriate and reasonable". "In my opinion the only way they got there was, they knew what kind of results they were told to get and they cooked the books to get that result". "It might even cause auto prices to stop increasing so rapidly".

The Trump administration proposal could also invalidate California's mandate that automakers sell a certain number of electric vehicles.

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He has not been seen in 24 to 36 hours, Acevedo said, and had sent a text to an acquaintance saying he was going to kill himself. Pappas was not home when officers went there on Wednesday but Mr Acevedo said they found evidence linking Pappas to the killing.

The Obama administration had planned to keep toughening fuel requirements through 2026, saying those and other regulations on vehicles would save 40,000 lives annually through cleaner air.

The argument remained on the EPA's website Thursday. They forced the manufacturing of small and less safe vehicles which many experts have concluded lead to thousands of unnecessary deaths and injuries.

The Union of Concerned Scientists said the rollback is "completely unacceptable".

All of this could be somewhat mitigated if California can set stronger standards; at the moment, the state and federal standard are the same. "But if not, I'd remind them that California has won this battle before".

The administration billed the rollback it announced on Thursday, which would also revoke California's authority to set its own strict vehicle emissions rules, as a way to lower auto prices for consumers. In fact, what we have seen is that instead, they buy bigger SUVs and pickups, which are less efficient, which is why the CAFE regulations are such a problem for the auto manufacturers in the first place.

Bank of England raises Bank Rate to 0.75%
Reverse repo , the rate at which the RBI borrows money from commercial banks within the country, was adjusted to 6.25 per cent. The move will lead to an increase in the interest customers pay on loans (home loan, auto loan or personal loan).

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