Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

President Trump speaks to governors Feb. 27 at the White House

The EPA had to file its midterm review this year and they rushed it to confirm the standards before Trump took over in January.

"Car companies have lobbied Trump for months to roll back clean auto standards, putting profits ahead of the health of people and planet, and this is the result", Greenpeace USA spokesman Charlie Cray answered Wednesday.

The Trump administration thinks the Obama White House sped up a review and tried to rush the standards into place after the election.

"Filling up their cars and trucks is the energy bill Americans pay most often, but President Trump's roll-back of fuel economy emissions standards means families will end up paying more at the pump", Mr Markey added.

He spoke during a visit to the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan aimed at reaching out to auto industry workers and management. The Los Angeles Times sees the possibility of a "legal brawl" between the state and the White House over the standards.

Jerry Dias, the president of Unifor, which includes Canadian auto workers, called Trump a "climate change denier" who has no hope of rolling back Obama-era regulations on the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks.

Injury rules Boult out of second Test
The off-spinner's last Test appearance was also against New Zealand in August 2016, after which he was dropped for Keshav Maharaj. Boult picked up a thigh injury in the drawn first Test.

California was involved because it is allowed to set its own standard - for emissions, not mileage, but one is a proxy for the other - under an anti-smog waiver granted by Congress in 1970.

The industry has pushed back against a fleet-wide average of 54.5 miles per gallon (23.2 kilometres per litre) by 2025 specified in a 2012 fuel economy rule adopted by former president Barack Obama's administration. The review will only deal with 2022-2025 rules, the official said. The EPA will then restart a review of the fuel efficiency rules that is expected to be complete in 2018. In January, shortly before Trump took office, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency locked that goal in place in a move that disappointed vehicle manufacturers. "We're going to help the companies and they're gonna help you".

Thirteen other states making up more than 40 percent of the auto market have signed on to California's program.

Speaking about the changes, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said "These standards are costly for automakers and the American people". "The U.S. just announced the beginning of the process, so we will monitor developments. with a view to doing the right thing for Canadian consumers and producers".

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, said federal fuel efficiency standards are "one of the biggest things we've ever done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions".

"Let us put American workers, American families and American dreams first once again", he said, hitting familiar campaign themes. The EPA estimates the current standards will cost $875 per vehicle, while a study commissioned by the auto industry estimates it at $1,249 per vehicle by 2025.

Related:

  • Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge from next season

    Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge from next season

    Stade Francais' Djibril Camara said it was like "you're suddenly being told you're going to live with your neighbours who you hate".
    Sports South Africa Loses Rights to Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Sports South Africa Loses Rights to Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Durban was the only city to launch a formal bid to host the Games after Edmonton in Canada withdrew. The Commonwealth Games first took place in 1930.
    'Carlos the Jackal' trial opens in Paris

    'Carlos the Jackal' trial opens in Paris

    His lawyer said the trial is a waste of time and money. "Their wounds have never healed", lawyer Georges Holleaux said. Carlos was arrested in Sudan and whisked to France in a sack by French intelligence services in 1994.
  • Person Arrested After Scaling Fence to Enter White House Grounds

    Person Arrested After Scaling Fence to Enter White House Grounds

    It's not clear how Tran made it to Washington D.C., but investigators say he scaled a 6-foot tall fence with a backpack on. The Secret Service and National Park Service have been working on a new fence design and other upgrades.
    Whole Foods Market Expands Vulto Creamery Recall Because of Public Health Risk

    Whole Foods Market Expands Vulto Creamery Recall Because of Public Health Risk

    Pregnant women, on the other hand, might go into premature labor, have a miscarriage or stillbirth. People who have purchased any of the raw milk cheese produced by Vulto should not consume them.
    SMU beats Cincinnati 71-56 for AAC championship

    SMU beats Cincinnati 71-56 for AAC championship

    They leave with one more banner in the rafters and every UConn fan should be proud of the way those three represented the school. The Bearcats have now won eight of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread during that same span.
  • Tillerson threatens to withdraw U.S. from UN Human Rights Council

    The department originally had said Tillerson would not take journalists with him as he was traveling on a small plane. We don't take this opportunity lightly and recognize the controversy surrounding press access for the trip.
    EU's Court of Justice backs headscarf ban at workplaces

    EU's Court of Justice backs headscarf ban at workplaces

    The judgment comes the day before a Dutch election for which immigration from Muslim majority nations is a major issue. It said it applies different rules across different countries, depending on local customs.

    S.Korean prosecutors to summon ex-President

    Park, the first South Korean leader to be ousted, has denied all the charges against her. Other South Korean media carried a similar report.
  • Dawe To Start As England U20 Target Grand Slam

    Dawe To Start As England U20 Target Grand Slam

    Finally, you can now call yourself the best team in Europe. "Last year we were nervous and I expect us to be nervous this year". Jones' oft-stated ultimate goal with England , however, is to win the 2019 World Cup in Japan and dethrone the All Blacks.
    Walkers creates special edition Leicester City packaging for crucial Champions League match

    Walkers creates special edition Leicester City packaging for crucial Champions League match

    For Shakespeare and his men, the campaign, although lightened up by two successive victories, can not come to an end soon enough. We had a game plan, we stuck to it and it came off perfectly.
    10 inches of snow possible as lake-effect system moves in

    10 inches of snow possible as lake-effect system moves in

    Monday in the northern suburbs had dropped 8.5 inches in Waukegan by early Tuesday, NWS meteorologist Casey Sullivan said. Since the first of the year, what rare flurries the city has seen have added up to less than an inch of snow.

Comments

Latest news

India are under pressure, not Australia, says Nathan Lyon
Smith said he had already met with match referee Richardson personally, ahead of Australia's final training session on match eve. The ground staff wasn't ready to lift the covers, and after some gesturing, only a part was removed to allow Smith a peek.

Scottish leader to seek independence vote in 2 years
While she added "the option of "no change" is no longer available", she insisted Scots could " still decide the nature of change". Sterling rose after Sturgeon said the earliest date for a new Scottish independence referendum was in the autumn of next year.

New Details Emerge About President Trump's Visit Wednesday To Nashville
President Donald Trump is laying a wreath at the tomb of Andrew Jackson on the 250th anniversary of the former president's birth. The president rehung Jackson's portrait, by painter Ralph Earl , in the Oval Office.

Two Russian spies charged 2014 hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts
According to AFP , the data breach compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts which is in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. Alexsey Belan, who is on America's list of most-wanted cyber criminals, was also named in the indictment .

AG Jeff Sessions gave Trump no reason to believe wiretap claim
At the time that Project Exile was launched, Richmond had one of the highest five murder per capita rates in the nation. Both attorneys were appointed by President Obama. "We didn't talk about the campaign", he said.

Jet Skiers Saved From Clash With Cruise Ship
Luckily for the two women a Brevard County sheriff was right there to pull them to safely as the cruise ship bore down on them. The women were identified as Skylar Penpasuglia, 19, and Allison Garrett, 20, both from Princeton, West Virginia.

Bathroom bill tentatively passes Senate floor
The Senate passed Senate Bill 6 today by a vote of 21-10, the same total as a vote taken Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. Nan Orrock, a democrat and the only "no" vote on the committee, doesn't believe the bill is really about sanctuary campuses.

California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban
The new executive order will ban travel from six countries , instead of seven, and it will no longer affect current visa holders. According to the NY Times, more than 130 foreign policy experts signed a letter denouncing the president's revised travel ban.

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Berlin Airports strike
The airport authorities are alerting people to re-check the current status of the flight before reaching the airport. This is the second time that the staff at the two airports have gone on strike in just a span of four days.

Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates
If you have a credit card or savings account, want to buy a home or a auto , and invest in stocks or bonds , pay attention. While there are many investors that agree with Cramer that a rate hike is needed, he warned to be ready for a sell-off.

Online CRA services taken offline after possible security risks
He said the online services had been removed "out of an abundance of caution" and not because of a "successful hack or breach". Samson also said previously filed tax returns were still being looked at during the disruption.

Palestinians Claim They Squeezed Major Concessions From Trump
Greenblatt also reaffirmed Trump's commitment to Israel's security and the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations.

Packers free agent Datone Jones signs with Vikings
Jones played in a 3-4 defense with the Packers as an outside linebacker, but will play defensive end in a 4-3 with the Vikings. Elliott is the only Packers player to post a double-digit tackle total on special teams in each of the last three seasons.

Congress gets Supreme Court rap, Manohar Parrikar test tomorrow
The Congress cried foul at not being called first by the governor, and rushed to the residence of Chief Justice J.S. Obviously in a hung assembly postpoll alliances will be formed.

NBC to air 'SNL
This isn't the first time that the segment has been featured in primetime over the years. Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update is making the move to primetime.

Other news