Trump Faces Court Battles Over Rollback on Obama’s Fuel Standards

The Trump administration will face court battles over President Trump’s decision to loosen the regulations on fuel mileage of vehicles.

According to The Hill:

President Trump’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards last week may prove to be one of the administration’s most vulnerable environmental overhauls as opponents prepare to challenge it in court.

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The Trump rule dramatically scales back the year-over-year improvements automakers must make in fuel economy, leaving consumers spending more on cars and gas while spewing more pollution into the air.

Environmental and watchdog groups say the rule falls short of laws requiring the government to set ambitious fuel efficiency standards.

They acknowledge the new rules will reduce the price of a new car for consumers and reduce costs for automakers. But they’ve also argued in their analysis that consumers would take a $13 billion hit in the next decade, in part due to spending more on gas because of lower fuel economy standards. They also estimate that increased pollution under the accompanying emissions regulations would cost taxpayers $22 billion over the next decade.

Central to this case is the fact that automakers can meet the more restrictive standards. However, it remains unclear if the government should be able to force them to do so.

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Paul G. Littlefield
Paul G. Littlefield
6 months ago

How do the opponents base their “$22B cost to taxpayers over the next decade”? Always interesting how anti-Trumpers grab figures from the atmosphere to prove their contentions, but never explain them.

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
6 months ago

How about they just sit down and shut up.

Donna L. Graham
Donna L. Graham
6 months ago

It would cost us all thousands of dollars more for vehicles if the Obama restrictions weren’t removed in order to get to the ridiculous MPG mandated.

Diana
Diana
6 months ago

Everything the traitor obama did was illegal, immoral, against America and Americans, so get everything this traitor did removed,and Expelling all socialist communist politicians you say you can’t fire these criminals THEN EXPELL every last one IMMEDIATELY

BOB
BOB
6 months ago
Reply to  Diana

100 % CORRECT

BOB
BOB
6 months ago
Reply to  Diana

Dianna You have hit the nail on the head too bad it missed hitting the BAD politician’s but there heads are like a rock LOL

BOB
BOB
6 months ago
Reply to  Diana

Dianna you have hit the nail on the head, 100% correct, LOL

Steven Stein
Steven Stein
6 months ago

She does not belong in the US government. Her own Muslim people in her district voted her into office because she lives in a Muslim area.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
6 months ago

If they do raise the standards. Who will be able to afford the cars. People will just buy used cars.

RonS
RonS
6 months ago

Mileage standards were started in the 70’s to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It has, somehow, morphed into an environment thing. Since we (US) is no longer dependent on foreign oil we should just eliminate the ‘standard’.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
6 months ago

Whatever Obama did when Pres was his choice. Trump is now the Pres and it is he who will make the decisions that need to be made, whether it’s about cars or any other issues! Americans will just have to accept his decisions!

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
6 months ago

Those wanting to take Trump to court in regard to the changes he’s makeing to Obama’s fuel standards will more than likely be wasting their time! This is not their decision to make and Trump has every right to make whatever changes he believes are necessary!

Lin
Lin
6 months ago

They word the support for emissions standards to make them sound like they are all good with no bad. Those standards add significantly more dollars to the price of vehicles. The truck I bought in 1974 cost $5500, the truck equipped exactly the same in 1984 was $10,500. Today a truck equipped the same would be over $40,000. Wages have gone up but I doubt the average wage earner makes $30,000 more than they did in 1984.

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