Aug 05 2018
Cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport in NY.
Electric vehicles could be a major source of electricity demand for utilities, but the Trump administration's vehicle efficiency rollback could slow their growth, particularly in their biggest market - California. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal indicates that retaining the MY 2020 standards will save over 500 billion dollars in societal costs and reduce highway fatalities by 12,700 lives over the lifetimes of vehicles through MY 2029.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra already filed a lawsuit with 16 other states and Washington, D.C., in April, when the EPA first announced it would seek to repeal.
"California has long served as a model for the nation in the fight against climate change and efforts to ensure we can all breathe clean air", said Senator Harris.
The proposed change, halting further improvement requirements, stakes its case on consumer choice and on highway safety claims challenged by many transportation experts. Meanwhile, the US would increase its fuel consumption by about 500,000 barrels of oil per day, contributing to increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions. And that, it said, would get vehicles with the latest technology into the hands of consumers more quickly.
"A key goal of this rule-making is to reduce the barriers to enabling Americans to purchase newer, safer, cleaner cars", they wrote.
Some Republican lawmakers supported the mileage freeze, but environmental groups and many states assailed it.
This week's publication of the proposed rule in the federal register opens up the next legal step in the Trump administration's procession toward undoing the Obama rule. It wants to freeze fuel economy standards at about 37 miles per gallon until 2026.
"Freezing U.S. fuel standards is a gift to China's auto industry", according to Kate Gordon, a non-resident Fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy and the author of Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.
Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender
Red Devils superstar Anthony Martial has responded to his manager Jose Mourinho's statements after the preseason friendly against Liverpool .
Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
North Korea has carried out a total of six nuclear tests, the most recent of which took place in September previous year . But they did not agree on details, which will be further discussed through working-level talks, the ministry said.
Trump Threatens Government Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Fund His Border Wall
Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world. Some Republican lawmakers doubted the government would be forced to shut down.
The 71-year old veteran actor has never held back from criticising POTUS or the White House administration.
"They don't offer any meaningful example of what has changed so dramatically" to warrant the reversal, said Jeff Alson, who until this spring was a senior engineer in the EPA's transportation and air quality office. The argument remained on the EPA's website Thursday.
Now, the Trump administration is proposing to flatline fuel economy and tailpipe carbon dioxide emission standards from 2021 to 2026, locking models produced during those years to standards pegged to 2020.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at UCLA about his efforts to fight the Trump administration's proposal to weaken vehicle efficiency fuel standards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
Federal and California officials would soon meet about the proposal, Wehrum said, adding, "All of us want one national program". The affordability argument also ignores thousands of dollars of saving in fuel costs for each driver over the life of a vehicle, opponents of the rollbacks said.
The administration proposal also would block the many other states that use California standards from moving forward.
More than a dozen states follow California's standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country's new-vehicle market.
A drawn-out legal battle over the standards could hurt the auto industry as it tries to plan for coming model years. The Clean Air Act authorizes California to adopt emission standards that are more stringent than the federal standards and other states are authorized to adopt those same standards for new motor vehicles sold within their states. "The initiative was said to save "$1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce USA oil consumption by 12 billion barrels", in average fuel savings over the lifetime of a vehicle, according to a White House press release.
"I applaud the Trump administration for proposing new standards for cars and trucks", said Sen.
Aug 04 2018
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Louisville
Do not forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles. The agency says an adult resident of the town of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day.
Aug 03 2018
Deadline arrives for smoke-free Public Housing Authorities
Connie West, who is a Salisbury resident said she has to stand in the street to smoke and it's an inconvenience. HUD's website dictated it doesn't only protect resident health, but the ban also reduces maintenance costs.
Jul 31 2018
Google to launch Pixel Stand charging dock with Pixel 3
As well they should be - Google Pixel 2 is still one of the best camera phones in the world almost a year after initial release. This update has been rumored for a while now, and the advent of the Pixel Stand all but confirms it.
Jul 31 2018
Auto nations mull meeting without USA to discuss threat of tariffs
Chinese demand was a driving factor, and today the East Asian country accounts for one-third of global soybean consumption. China buys roughly 30 percent of all America's soy, and the tariff guarantees Chinese buyers will look to other countries.
Jul 30 2018
President Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration
Lawmakers met with Trump last week to discuss the appropriations process to fund the government by the September deadline. Trump has requested US$25 billion to build a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico.
Jul 29 2018
"find, test, treat millions" who have hepatitis
He urged all authorities concerned to take necessary measures to inspire the people to prevent the liver related diseases. If you are between 45 and 60, you are more likely to be unknowingly living with hepatitis C than any other age group.
Jul 29 2018
Radar Shows Evidence of a Subterranean Lake on Mars
The location's radar profile resembled that of subglacial lakes found beneath Earth's Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. Scientists have long known that Mars has water in the form of ice and certain minerals.
Jul 27 2018
Senate committees plan Russian Federation threat hearings
Democrats are seeking to take control of the House of Representatives and Senate in the November elections from the Republicans. He tweeted: "I'm very concerned that Russian Federation will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election".
Jul 26 2018
Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist
A host of national team coaches have been selected in the nomination process in the wake of their exploits in the 2018 FIFA World Cup .
Jul 25 2018
Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province
A second group of White Helmets and their families has been unable to reach the border, a Canadian government source told AFP . Israel's Haaretz daily said the evacuees also included orphans who had been injured in the Syrian fighting.
Aug 05 2018Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash
Aug 05 2018California's Gov. Brown appeals to Trump for wildfire aid
Aug 02 2018Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
Aug 02 2018Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints
Aug 01 2018Jose Mourinho heavily criticizes Manchester United after pre-season loss
Aug 01 2018Harley Davidson plans smaller bike with eye on India
Aug 01 2018Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial
Jul 28 2018Facebook bans Infowars' Alex Jones for 30 days -- but he's still streaming
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Jul 26 2018Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany
Aug 04 2018Apple becomes the world’s first trillion-dollar company
Aug 03 2018Google declares Android phones can have two notches at most
Aug 03 2018Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans
Aug 02 2018Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections
Jul 31 2018Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster
Jul 31 2018LeBron regrets pressuring son by naming him LeBron Jr
Jul 30 2018Three dead and seven hospitalized after a shooting in New Orleans
Jul 29 2018Cubs Trade For Cole Hamels
Jul 28 2018Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues
Jul 27 2018Mexico President-Elect Tells Trump, We Need a New NAFTA with Development Fund
Jul 26 2018Latest Demi Lovato Developments Since Suspected Drug Overdose
Jul 25 2018Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"