Trump revokes federal waiver allowing California to set higher emissions, fuel efficiency standards

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Prior to leaving office, former President Barack Obama set strict fuel efficiency standards for the automobile industry that would require automakers to produce and sell fleets that met virtually unattainable regulations if they wanted to sell their products to American consumers.

Though President Donald Trump’s administration has rolled back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard to pre-Obama levels, the state of California had obtained a waiver and insisted on clinging to the higher standard set by Obama for vehicles sold in that state — but that waiver has just been revoked by President Trump, according to Breitbart.

“The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” Trump announced in a series of tweets.

He went on: “This will lead to more production because of this pricing and safety…advantage, and also due to the fact that older, highly polluting cars, will be replaced by new, extremely environmentally friendly cars.”

Trump rolls back waiver

According to President Trump, “there will be very little difference in emissions between the California Standard and the new U.S. Standard, but the cars will be…far safer and much less expensive.”

The president also expects the move to result in more cars being produced, “meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”

“Automakers should seize this opportunity,” Trump said, “because without this alternative to California, you will be out of business.”

Limiting California’s power

When it first became clear that the Trump administration would roll back the Obama-era CAFE standards, the California Air Resources Board engaged in negotiations with several automakers and reached a deal that would maintain the higher standards for vehicles to be sold in California, according to a July report from the Detroit Free Press.

But by using the right to sell new vehicles in California as a bargaining chip, the state effectively usurped the federal government and forced automakers to accede to “recognize California’s authority” over fleet averaged fuel efficiency standards. Inevitably, in order to keep the exorbitant costs down as much as possible, all vehicles would have been produced to meet that higher standard.

Needless to say, that move by California didn’t sit well with the Trump administration, as was noted in a recent speech by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who noted that it’s not up to California to set the standard for the rest of the nation and discussed the Trump administration’s plans to set a national standard.

“We embrace federalism and the role of the states, but federalism does not mean that one state can dictate standards for the nation,” Wheeler said of the Golden State. “To borrow from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, CAFE does not stand for California Assumes Federal Empowerment.”

California will undoubtedly complain about this move by the Trump administration and likely fight it in the courts, but this is the right move. Good going, Mr. President.

1,197 Responses

  1. Pingback: Kamagra opinie
  2. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read articles from other writers and use a little something from other sites.

  3. Pingback: thedamony
  4. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  5. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own blog now 😉

  6. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  7. Hi, There’s no doubt that your site could be having browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, great website!

  8. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be useful to read content from other authors and use something from their websites.

  9. First off I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips? Kudos!|

  10. Pingback: winsol reviews
  11. Good website! I truly love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  12. May I just say what a comfort to uncover an individual who actually understands what they’re discussing over the internet. You certainly know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people ought to read this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you are not more popular given that you definitely have the gift.

  13. Right here is the perfect website for anyone who wants to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for a long time. Excellent stuff, just excellent.

  14. What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & help different customers like its helped me. Great job.|

  15. May I just say what a relief to uncover an individual who actually understands what they are discussing on the net. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people must check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you aren’t more popular given that you surely possess the gift.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular