Skip to comments.Obama's EPA moves to preserve gas mileage requirements(and ruin our cars)
Posted on 01/14/2017 7:33:06 AM PST by mtrott
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be difficult for the incoming Trump administration to undo.
The EPA said in late November that it had completed a required midterm review of Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards put in place in 2012 and decided they should not be relaxed as requested by the auto industry. The move in the waning days of the Obama administration brought protests from the industry, which accused the agency of playing politics with a rushed determination.
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These are ridiculously high mileage requirements, which would result in many Americans being forced to drive dinky, unsafe vehicles.
IMO, a more legitimate and beneficial goal for the Federal Government would be to come up with a national energy policy that focuses on exploration and production of energy resources, so as to provide a reliable and affordable energy products for the American people. That way, people would be able to afford to purchase the fuel needed for quality and safe to drive vehicles.
I am going to contact both the Trump transition suggestion site and my congress critters, as I am incensed that Obama would try to do this to American drivers and auto makers in the last few days of his term. Here is the Trump suggestion web site link:
The EPA does not make laws.
And congress does not have to provide funding for any enforcement
The real question is: who’s whispering in this worthless piece of crap’s jug ears instructing him to do this?
Screw Obama and his attempts to play to the radical liberal base and control our lives. Another target for Trump to just trash the EPA and clean out the Obama stooges.
I would be curious to hear what Scott Pruitt has to say about this.
“Friday’s action keeps in place pollution reduction targets for the years 2022-2025”
Next Friday’s action will make it all meaningless and a lesson for future generations not to repeat such stupid actions.
True, but regulations have the effectively same force of law.
As far as I’m concerned the move from leaded to unleaded ruined gas mileage and increased the price dramatically - ethanol just compounds the problem.
“The EPA does not make laws.”
Here is my understanding of how it works. Congress passes a bill that, for example, all cars must get 50 miles per gallon by 2030. They assign the authority to write that law into regulations to the EPA (or other appropriate agency.) The EPA then generates a mountain of regulations that they feel will be needed to meet the intent of the law. Those regulations have the force of law. Violations of the law can be fined or involved prison terms, depending.
Violation of many regulations count as a criminal act. For example, I know someone who was cited for illegal burning. It was a criminal arrest. Had he paid the fine and the $1500 mandated “criminal intervention” program then the criminal part would be erased from his record. (Ultimately, it’s all about money.) He was unable to do so. The state took his driver’s license, which is how they motivate you to pay. He lost his job, his marriage and has been living on welfare ever since. This was about five years ago. The state now pays all his medical and his food.
The state is an uncaring, illogical monster.
This is an easy one. Trump will crush the EPA like a bug. No bureaucracy has this kind of power over a President.
The impending REINS Act will allow Congress to overturn this rule. Obama thinks he’s being clever.
Any rule that imposes $100 million worth of costs upon the economy must receive congressional approval before it can take effect.
Good night midnight regulations.
Obama is like Saddam Hussein’s troops did as they were pushed out of Kuwait in Gulf War I....setting fire to the oil wells in his own petty way.
It’s an impossible goal. But since the democrats hate the freedom of mobility that cars represent, they want the goal to be impossible. Their desire is to rid the world of the automobile.
But congress did not pass a bill that cars get 50 MPG. Obama asked EPA to come up win the new(ridiculous) standards. They call it an “agreement”.
This court, by the way was loaded by Harry Reid. IIRC, they added 2 judges to go from 9 to 11 to swing the balance there in the most important circuit court in the land. There is talk of reloading the court with another expansion.
What if the auto industry refused to comply ?...with DjT and a new EPA covering their back. ?
Exactly, one decree can be undone by another.
I certainly wish we could get rid of ethanol - what a horrible idea. Drops mileage by at least 3.5% as ethanol has about 1/3 less energy than gasoline and is 10% of the fuel - but in the real world it is more likely to be 6-10% reduction.
The Congress could have reined them in long ago but opted not to - hope that changes very soon.
6 MORE DAYS!!!
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