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Trump to announce do-over on fuel economy rules for automakers

March 20: When President Trump traveled to Michigan last week to announce that his administration will reevaluate (and almost certainly weaken) a key environmental achievement of the past decade — new fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks — he alleged that “industry-killing regulations” had contributed to a loss of jobs in the U.S. automobile sector. The truth is, however, that there is no factual basis for the claim that stricter standards have killed jobs. There is, however, abundant evidence that these regulations have saved Americans billions of dollars at the pump, bolstered U.S. energy independence, fostered automotive innovation, and led to major reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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October 9: The decision by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke the Clean Power Plan – our only nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants – is Scott Pruitt’s latest reprehensible effort to tear down America’s public health and environmental safeguards.

The proposed rule Pruitt signed today, if implemented, would put an end to a flexible and cost-effective Obama-era program to reduce unchecked carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants – measures that would prevent thousands of deaths and many more childhood asthma attacks while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

[Pruitt's] campaigns and political organizations received extensive contributions from Clean Power Plan opponents, including $25,000 from coal company Murray Energy just one month before the Clean Power Plan oral argument before a federal appeals court in June 2016.

Those industry opponents now stand to benefit from Pruitt’s proposal – at the expense of the health and safety of American families.


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July 6: People across social media (and even at EPA headquarters) rejoiced Thursday afternoon when news of Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the agency became public.

One battle has been won with his departure. But another battle brews with his replacement: Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist Trump appointed acting head of the EPA – and he promises to be every bit as bad as Pruitt when it comes to protecting our environment.

July 24: Report: Trump Fuel Standards Rollback to Cost $457 Billion

“It’s hard to overstate the foolishness of this move,” according to Energy Innovation.

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August 1: Trump Administration Claims Fuel Efficiency Puts Drivers' Lives at Risk

August 1: Lower fuel economy standards will save lives, Trump administration says

The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.

August 2: Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements in move likely to spur legal battle with states

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August 2: Trump Fuel Efficiency Freeze Is A Fork In The Road For Auto Industry.

August 2: Trump’s Fuel-Efficiency Rollback Breaks With 50 Years of Precedent

The proposal would undermine California’s ability to regulate toxic air pollution.

August 14: On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

September 23: California, other states, to blast Trump proposal to weaken fuel economy rules

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September 25: 150 share concerns on Trump fuel economy proposal in Dearborn

September 28: Trump fuel-economy proposal writes off rising global temperatures

September 29: California Defies Trump Administration, Sticks With Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

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