Skip to comments.Opinion: Trump's giveaway to Big Oil will accelerate climate change
Posted on 08/08/2018 11:46:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Rather than saving people money in gas costs, cleaning up the air, or dealing with the climate crisis, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back automobile fuel efficiency standards -- proposing to freeze the policy in a few short years.
Since cars and trucks are the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, the existing regulations are crucial in the effort to stop the climate crisis. Limiting pollution for cars is also important for human health, because dirty air from cars is bad for all of us.
We know the public will lose from this rollback. But who wins? Automakers, yes. But many carmakers are skeptical of the new plan, fearing regulatory uncertainty if complex legal battles drag on for years. Many carmakers would rather know what the rules are and comply.
Instead, big oil companies are the true winners in Trump's plan to roll back this policy. Under the new plan, they can continue to sell large volumes of their dangerous and expensive commodity for gas-guzzling cars.
Congress should be passing new efficiency standards for cars through a law that keeps everyone in this country safer from dirty air and dangerous climate change. If they acted, the Trump administration would not be able to make this harmful decision.
In the midterm elections this fall, we will see whether the public can elect a slate of politicians brave enough to truly take on the fossil fuel industry for the first time. The polluters should pay for the damages they knowingly wrought.
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Leah C. Stokes is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Political science is largely about polling.
Has global client science also become the same way?
Say no more about the article writer..She looks like shes 15 years old, brainwashed by the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.
California wildfires are single handedly heating and polluting the whole west coast. Funny no one talks of the huge amount of pollution these fire are producing.
what is she 24 and sent her short working life in academia????
DUH. Global CLIMATE science. (I wish FR had a typo-fix feature.)
Yup. Political science as taught by Dr. Joseph Goebbels.
We all know that old saying about “opinions”.
Here’s a hypothesis: these wildfires, rich in particulate air pollutants, will cause swings in ground temperatures to moderate as the particles in the air filter the sunlight.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
When I want to know about physics and chemistry, I always talk first with leftist political hacks.
Oh and she needs to get her story correct...
“Women and minorities hardest hit”
What would an “ASSISTANT professor of political science” know about the climate? Does she do brain surgery too?
By: A random babysitter
Opinion: Anyone claiming global warming is happening isn’t a scientist.
More “Chicken Little” the sky is falling lib BS.....
Total volume of CO2 in the atmosphere is only .03%.
Man made contributions to that are 3.225% of that .03%.
We need more carbon!
REEEEEEEEE!!! RED WAVE!!!
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