Published: Thu, September 19, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

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Revoking California's waiver would plunge North American automakers into uncertainty, potentially setting the US on course to create two vehicle-emissions standards, one for the 14 states that have backed California's rules and another for those following less-stringent national requirements.

But Sacramento has pushed back that, while cars will become more expensive, consumers will actually save money because they will be spending less on gasoline.

The Justice Department recently launched an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four major auto manufacturers for tougher pollution and related mileage requirements than Trump's administration sought.

Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal announcement of the rollback set for Wednesday afternoon at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington.

Tailpipe emissions are the single largest source of Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S, contributing to global climate change already outpacing scientific predictions.

That same month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would end rules limiting carbon emissions on new coal plants, soon after the president dismissed a report by his own government warning of future devastating economic consequences to the U.S. from climate change. We have the facts, the science and the law behind California's efforts.

Moreover, some carmakers contend that without significant increases in fuel efficiency, USA vehicles will be less competitive globally, ultimately resulting in job loss. "We can't have our cities going to hell".

Increased fuel efficiency means vehicles burn less petrol and emit fewer polluting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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Concordia University also announced it would cancel afternoon classes that day. Willow Smith is joining the Climate Strike in New York City on September 20.

"This is the fight of a lifetime for us - we have to win this, and I think we will", she said. Recently, 24 bipartisan governors representing 52% of Americans signed onto the Nation's Clean Car Promise supporting state authority to protect their residents from vehicle pollution. So is the question of how the changes the administration plans will actually impact the auto industry. "Full stop", he said, noting the opposition of oil companies through the years to the waiver granted to California.

Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, said conversations with automakers who had considered joining the deal have now stalled. That compares with 4.7% yearly reductions through 2025 under the Obama standards.

It's not clear yet what the Trump administration will propose as its final fuel-efficiency rules, but in the past it has favoured freezing Obama-era mileage standards at 2021 levels. Current regulations will see fleet-wide fuel economy rise to 46.7 miles per gallon by 2026. The standard at present is 26 mpg.

Helper argues that the policy will ultimately be a "disaster for having innovative green jobs in the U.S." and potentially leave the US manufacturers behind China, which is investing heavily in electric cars.

Emissions from transportation, including cars and trucks, are the largest single source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., according to the USA government.

"The voters that he's targeting in rural America look at California as an out-of-touch liberal state", Republican consultant Alex Conant said. The city set up public toilets and previous year announced formation of a special six-person "poop patrol" team to clean up the human waste. Unlike the Trump Administration, we don't run scared.

Trump's action came on the same day teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was addressing the US Congress and urging legislators to treat climate change "as the existential crisis it is". But most of the industry favours increases in standards that are less than the Obama-era requirements, saying their consumers are gravitating to SUVs and trucks rather than buying more efficient cars. An August investigation by nonprofit consumer advocacy organization Consumer Reports, however, contradicts that assertion.

Includes reporting from the Associated Press.

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