Trump’s vehicle emissions rollback is dicey, so he’s lowering the fine for guzzling gas

President Trump fought to overturn Obama 's automobile emissions standards after his inauguration, and will be released later this summer. But since rollback faced many challenges (including long and tense combat in a court system that could ultimately reduce effort), the government has found another way to prevent vehicle manufacturers from increasing fuel efficiency. did. A fine for missing a goal.

If Trump is to return the fine until late Friday night, the car makers have to pay $ 5.50 in fuel per tenth of a mile, the federal standard for new cars. Which rose by $ 0.50 from the price set in 1997 and the original $ 5 interest rate in the 1970s. Under President Obama, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration created a new rule to raise inflation to $ 14 per gallon per gallon above the standard.

Trump has implemented the $ 14 rule in 2017, but Trump has been working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and several states including California and New York I raised a lawsuit at. The administration eventually lost the lawsuit and was ordered to implement the increased fine. But as a result of that loss, the administration began to rewrite all of these rules. On Friday evening, the final rule was announced, which was praised by automotive industry lobbying groups.

It is still a clear hedge against a larger exhaust rollback still in progress. Under Trump's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency and NHTSA have sought to reverse the fuel efficiency standards set by the Obama administration for the past two years. The Obama-era standard, agreed by automakers in 2009, will improve the fuel efficiency of new cars every year by 2025. Increased efficiency can save hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 and save oil Consumption has increased by more than 1 billion barrels.

Trump is trying to free up half of these benefits by freezing 2020-level standards. The final version of this rule, co-authored by EPA and NHTSA, will be released this summer. Its point is that the administration believes that higher standards will increase costs. Thus inducing consumers to buy or maintain unsafe old cars. Yes, the government wants to make the new car darker at least. Because at least I think it will be safer until collisions happen. The reason for the flaw is:

Considering the involvement of former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, the attempt to roll back has so far been difficult. Pruitt helped to pioneer it, and when it presented the proposal, it justified its move using previous data and industry discussion points. Pruitt also appears to have lied to Congress on progress made to negotiate with California on standards. Pruitt then led the EPA in the scandal and resigned.

The administration sued in several state-led states that want to maintain the standards of the Obama era. Even automobile companies no longer want a complete rollback and are lobbying for Trump to compromise.

In addition to all of this, the final rule will face years of battles in trials where the Trump administration's various efforts face losses after losses. But even if the administration has an advantage in rollback, California still has the ability to set strict emissions standards that many states, even now Canada can follow. There are many ways that government efforts can be wasted.

Perhaps the President has found an emergency plan in anticipation of these obstacles. Automakers can still be opened with a higher standard in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide they emit when they are told and completed with a rollback. But even if they exist, the cost of blowing the target too low is now reduced to .

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