Trump Administration May Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards

Therefore, the Administration is focused on correcting the current standards that restrict the American people from being able to afford newer vehicles with more advanced safety features, better fuel economy, and associated environmental benefits. The government estimated that switching from a vehicle that gets 20 mpg to one that gets 25 mpg decreases greenhouse gas emissions by about 1.7 tons per year.

Notably, the proposed rule also limits the ability of California to establish its own tailpipe emissions standards, the Sierra Club notes. The SAFE Vehicles Rule is the next generation of the Congressionally mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards.

"For Trump to now destroy a law first enacted at the request of Ronald Reagan five decades ago is a betrayal and an assault on the health of Americans everywhere", Gov.

Opponents say the result will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. Jerry Brown said in a statement that the state "will fight this stupidity in every conceivable way possible". In contrast, Chao says that the Trump administration's rule would save consumers money on new auto purchases, and would preserve up to 1,000 lives each year in vehicle crashes by encouraging consumers to upgrade to newer, safer cars.

Regardless, the rollback of stringent regulations comes as the cost of new vehicles is on the rise.

More than 12,000 fewer crash fatalities over the lifetimes of all vehicles built through MY 2029, with up to 1,000 lives saved annually.

"It's going to save $500 billion in "Societal Costs"?"

Reduction from 56% to 3% in the percentage of hybrid vehicles needed to comply in MY 2030. By 2027, Trump officials argue that keeping the standards could raise vehicle sticker prices by more than $2,300.

In their view, the proposed changes will increase daily fuel consumption rise by two to three per cent, but have "no noticeable impact" on smog-forming or other toxic air pollutants.

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Increase from 789.11 ppm to 789.76 ppm in atmospheric Carbon dioxide concentration in 2100. It also relies on freaky assumptions about consumer behavior to make its case on safety.

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

"A key goal of this rule-making is to reduce the barriers to enabling Americans to purchase newer, safer, cleaner cars", they wrote.

Although auto makers signed on to the fuel standards, with Trump's election they saw an opening to renegotiate terms, hoping to gain some grace time for conforming to the stricter rules. We are researchers, not pundits, and so we hesitate to speculate.

In a separate release, the ICCT noted that the proposal runs counter to the ICCT's extensive technology and cost assessment, which found that the standards are technologically feasible at far lower cost than anticipated in 2012.

California's attorney general said the state would use every legal tool at its disposal to block President Donald Trump's efforts to weaken fuel economy standards.

It would also put more lives at risk due to asthma-inducing emissions, they said. South Dakota Senator John Thune, who chairs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said, "The SAFE Vehicles proposal offers the public an important opportunity to consider new information about the safety realities of smaller and lighter vehicles in collisions as part of a more informed conversation about achievable fuel economy standards". That argument remained on the EPA's website Thursday. Other states, including Vermont, signed on. State officials have vowed take aggressive legal action to prevent implementation of the new standards.

SOMMER: Twelve other states have adopted California's auto standards, too.

The administration said vehicle manufacturers would benefit from the proposed rollback, but the US auto industry is pushing for a negotiated settlement between states and the administration to lift uncertainty over the kinds of cars and trucks it will need to produce for the American market in the coming years.

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