California Eviscerates Administration’s Plan To Freeze Fuel-Efficiency Standards, Concluding That It Will Harm Americans’ Health
The Trump administration’s plan “a contrived solution to justify a predetermined outcome,” California's report reads. The criticism will join the more than 72,000 comments that the government has received on its controversial proposal.
The Washington Post:
California Blasts Trump Proposal To Freeze Fuel-Efficiency Standards As ‘Nihilistic’ And ‘Illegal’
California officials on Friday plan to submit a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026, calling it a deeply flawed, disingenuous effort that will harm the health and pocketbooks of Americans. “Finalizing this proposal would worsen air quality for the most vulnerable, waste billions of gallons of gasoline, forfeit our best chance to fight climate change, and result in years of uncertainty in the marketplace,” reads a draft of comments from the California Air Resources Board obtained by The Washington Post. It calls the Trump administration’s plan “a contrived solution to justify a predetermined outcome.” (Bennis and Laris, 10/26)