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Trump unravels more of Obama's legacy, with proposed freeze on mileage rules
Fox News ^ | August 2, 2018 | Brooke Singman

Posted on 08/02/2018 9:47:51 AM PDT by re_tail20

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to freeze fuel economy standards in what officials described as an effort to give drivers access to “safer” and “more affordable” vehicles, in the latest swipe at former President Barack Obama's legacy.

The proposal comes just one day after the Trump administration announced major changes to health plans, providing consumers with more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance.

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency proposed the vehicle change as the first formal step in setting new standards for model years 2021 through 2026. The plan would freeze the Obama-era requirements set to take effect after 2020.

“There are compelling reasons for a new rulemaking on fuel economy standards for 2021-2026,” Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a statement Thursday. “More realistic standards will promote a healthy economy by bringing newer, safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles to U.S. roads and we look forward to receiving input from the public.”

The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards -- independent of federal ones.

Acting EPA Director Andrew Wheeler said the change would strike a balance.

“Our proposal aims to strike the right regulatory balance based on the most recent information and create a 50-state solution that will enable more Americans to afford, newer, safer vehicles that pollute less,” Wheeler said in a statement. “More realistic standards can save lives while continuing to improve the environment.”

The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the administration supports freezing the mileage standards after 2020, but would seek public comment now on that proposal and a range of others, including leaving the tighter, Obama administration fuel standards in place.

The current standards, according to the Department...

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: airquality; andrewwheeler; automakers; obamacars; trumpdot; trumpepa
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1 posted on 08/02/2018 9:47:51 AM PDT by re_tail20
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2 posted on 08/02/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: re_tail20

MAGA


3 posted on 08/02/2018 9:54:47 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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Excellent!
(Rubs hands together in glee)


4 posted on 08/02/2018 9:55:59 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger

Ping.


5 posted on 08/02/2018 9:56:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: re_tail20

Winning!


6 posted on 08/02/2018 9:56:37 AM PDT by sipow
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Good, maybe BMW will add the weight back for the spare tire and nix the runflats.


7 posted on 08/02/2018 9:57:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Amen to that! My Continental run-flats are so noisy.


8 posted on 08/02/2018 10:04:20 AM PDT by Tuxedo (Let us sink to their level)
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To: re_tail20

Awww!

I was looking forward to my Fred Flintstone model SUV, with the foot assist.


9 posted on 08/02/2018 10:04:30 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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Oh, my! Women won’t like this! Women are supposed to be opposed to Trump. He’s rude, ya’ know.

They don’t want more affordable cars. Trump is rude, after all .

Mothers, single working women, widows and senior women probably LIKE it that the average cost of a car is now $35,000. Trump is so rude.


10 posted on 08/02/2018 10:07:42 AM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed & Academia are the FARM TEAM for more Marxists coming, infinitum.)
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Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm







11 posted on 08/02/2018 10:08:18 AM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: 1Old Pro

The runflat tires can save you a bunch of money if you have those crazy expensive rims on your car.


12 posted on 08/02/2018 10:09:17 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Excellent!


13 posted on 08/02/2018 10:11:20 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.- George Orwell)
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To: re_tail20
Not even two years into his first administration and he's already, without doubt, the greatest President ever. He's showing the GOPe how it is meant to be done.
14 posted on 08/02/2018 10:15:05 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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"The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards -- independent of federal ones."

The rules now in place don't take into account cars driving from other states maybe running on illegal fuel for the state they enter....what's one to do...empty out whatever gas is left in the out of state car's tank and put in legal fuel for the state you're now in?

15 posted on 08/02/2018 10:15:16 AM PDT by yoe (Mid-term vote for our Constitution.....not Socialism...keep on draining the swamp!)
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Trump should eliminate CAFE standards. If lib Moonbats want to drive their faggot Priuses, fine. Let adults drive adult size cars, not goofy cartoon cars.


16 posted on 08/02/2018 10:15:20 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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“If lib Moonbats want to drive their faggot Priuses, fine”

Let them get caught between two rear-ending semi’s. Clean ‘em off the highway with a hose.


17 posted on 08/02/2018 10:20:00 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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“If lib Moonbats want to drive their faggot Priuses, fine”

Let them get caught between two rear-ending semi’s. Clean ‘em off the highway with a hose.

CAFE standards are another turd from the Nixon-Ford era that won’t stop stinking. Get rid of them.


18 posted on 08/02/2018 10:25:27 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: re_tail20

Now, if Trump would just give us back our incandescent lightbulbs!!

And require cable and streaming “skinny” bundle providers to sell us stations on an a la carte basis!...


19 posted on 08/02/2018 10:28:07 AM PDT by freepdawg (We Need Some Facts)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s another grifter jackass who should be in jail.


20 posted on 08/02/2018 10:31:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Vox populi, vox dei)
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