Trump’s Roll Back on Fuel Economy and Emission Standards
This week, the Trump administration whose policy is simply to reverse everything former President Obama did, did it again, this time with the environment by freezing fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for automobiles.
Obama’s administration required cars to reach fifty-four miles per gallon by year 2025. Trump’s administration argues that would increase costs for consumers. Guess what will to? A trade war especially with steel and aluminum tariffs. Just ask Harley Davidson.
Even the EPA and NHTSA estimates that U.S. fuel consumption would increase by 500,000 barrels of oil per day and global carbon dioxide concentrations by 0.65 parts per million and 2.2 billion metric tons by 2040. Then again, increasing global pollution is of no concern for the President since he withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement.
While Trump’s administration focuses on a $2,000 savings per car for consumers, fuel costs would increase by as much as $1,450, which means the true savings is $550.00. This also doesn’t factor financially the health consequences of long term pollution to the public or the environment.
The report issued by Trump’s administration also concludes that by relaxing mileage standards, approximately sixty thousand jobs will be lost in the auto industry by 2030.
-“We will fight this stupidity in every conceivable way possible.” California Governor Jerry Brown.
Ever Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Governor of California, chimed in. His tweet can be seen below.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
My statement on today’s stupid, fake-conservative policy announcement that no one asked for. pic.twitter.com/ojAhWTFpDM
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 2, 2018